Rollover Accident in Scottsdale Leaves One Driver Dead

Rollover Accident in Scottsdale Leaves One Driver DeadArizona police stated that a man has died after allegedly losing control of his vehicle, causing it to roll several times before slamming into a light pole in south Scottsdale on November 11, the Tucson Citizen reports.

According to the news source, police say the accident occurred at about 12:50 a.m. on Friday, November 11, near the intersection of Oak Street and 64th Street. Reports show that a 2009 Toyota Yaris, which was holding two occupants at the time of the crash, was traveling east on Oak Street when the driver allegedly lost control of the car. The vehicle then reportedly veered off the road and plowed through the terrace of a business located on the north side of the road before rolling and striking a light pole. While the car was rolling, it also made contact with another car parked near the light.

The 26-year-old driver, whose identity has not yet been released, was determined by investigators to have been thrown from the car. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene, and found that the man was not wearing a seat belt.

The second occupant in the vehicle, a 23-year-old man whose identity has also been withheld by police, was found to be wearing his seat belt as the car rolled. The passenger was rushed to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn where he was treated for minor injuries and released soon after being admitted.

Initial investigations have found that alcohol appears to have contributed to the crash, the news provider stated. As crews worked to clean up the scene, the street was closed for about five hours.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 5,489 alcohol-related crashes across the state in 2009. The crashes led to 210 fatalities, accounting for 30.09 percent of all traffic deaths.