PHOENIX - Police said a man was killed after a stolen vehicle caught fire in a rollover wreck Thursday morning in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Fire Department said the vehicle rolled over around 4:15 a.m. in the area of 31st Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.
Air15 video showed a burned car on its side in a dirt area off the roadway.
Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department said the vehicle is believed to be stolen and was driven by an unidentified man.
The car was initially stolen near 48th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard and was going westbound on Encanto at a high rate of speed, Thompson said.
The driver reportedly failed to complete a right turn to go south on 31st Avenue and hit concrete barriers.
Thompson said the vehicle then went airborne and flew over a seven-foot tall fence into the dirt lot where it caught fire.
Thompson said the intersection would be blocked during the morning hours.
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