At approximately 1:00 a.m., Scottsdale patrol officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Scottsdale Rd just north of Doubletree Ranch Rd.
A white vehicle was traveling northbound on Scottsdale Rd when it struck a light pole on the east side of the road. The vehicle was torn in half upon impact with the pole.
The 16 year old juvenile male driver (sole occupant) of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene. Speed was a contributing factor in this collision.
Scottsdale Rd was closed between Doubletree Ranch Rd and Mountain View Rd for approximately 8 hours while detectives investigated this incident.