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Impairment suspected in deadly north Phoenix crash near 25th Avenue/Greenway

Posted: 10:39 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 16:56:05Z

A man is dead after a crash in north Phoenix early Thursday morning.

Police responded to the area of 25th Avenue and Greenway Road around 2:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a single-car collision in the area.

Investigators say the driver, 31-year-old Marco Rodriguez, was heading eastbound on Greenway Road from the Interstate 17 underpass when he hit the sidewalk, drove up an embankment and struck a street light pole.

Rodriguez was hospitalized and later died of his injuries, police said.

Impairment is suspected in the crash, officials said. An investigation remains ongoing.