PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A teen was going too fast and crashed into a pole and died, Phoenix police said.
The crash happened near 91st and Indianola avenues around 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Efrain Gutierrez, was speeding when he drove partially onto the sidewalk and slammed into a utility pole, according to police.
He died at the scene.
91st Avenue was closed between Indian School Road and Columbus Avenue while police investigated.
It's unclear if impairment was a factor.
91st Ave from Indian School Rd to Columbus Ave CLOSED for single-vehicle fatal collision into utility pole. @phoenixpolice investigating. Avoid the area and use an alternate route. #phxtraffic #FindTheBLUEinYou pic.twitter.com/KCmWc37V2K— Phoenix Police Department (@phoenixpolice) July 17, 2019