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PD: Deadly car fire at 79th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix

Posted at 7:51 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 09:51:59-05

Phoenix Police are investigating a car fire that turned deadly at 79th Avenue and McDowell Road. 

It appears a vehicle crashed into a tree around 6 a.m., causing it to catch fire. Police confirmed the vehicle occupant has died. 

The cause of the accident is still being investigated. Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time. 

Officials say West McDowell Road is closed from 77th Avenue to 79th Avenue in both directions. 

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.