Light rail travel impacted after deadly crash in central Phoenix

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 07:30:20-04

Light rail operations will be impacted for the next few hours following a deadly crash in central Phoenix Sunday morning.

Just before 5:30 a.m. officers responded to Central and Encanto boulevards for a report of a single vehicle collision on the light rail tracks. 

Police say it is believed that the vehicle was traveling on the light rail tracks when it collided with a light pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Police say the light rail will be unavailable for the next few hours as officers investigate

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes as Central at Encanto is closed. 

Check here for the latest on traffic conditions in the area.