Teenage driver dead after crashing into pole in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Officials are investigating a deadly crash in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale police said officers responded to a report of single-vehicle crash on Scottsdale Road, just north of Doubletree Ranch Road at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday. 

According to police, a vehicle was traveling northbound on Scottsdale Road when it hit a light pole. The vehicle was torn in half upon impact.

The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy, was declared dead on the scene. 

Scottsdale police said speed was a factor in the crash. It is unknown if impairment played a role.

The northbound lanes of Scottsdale Road are restricted between Doubletree Ranch Road and Mountain View Road.  

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