SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Scottsdale police say a teenager is dead after a car hit a power pole, which caused the vehicle to be ripped in half.
According to police, the 16-year-old driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene when the car hit the power pole near Scottsdale and Doubletree Ranch Roads.
Police also say speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
Scottsdale Road has been reopened, but there are restrictions in the northbound lanes due to repair of the power pole.
Single vehicle fatal collision on Scottsdale Rd just north of Doubletree Ranch Rd. Sole occupant driver deceased at the scene. Scottsdale Rd will be closed for several hours.— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) January 18, 2018