Arizona

Mar 2, 2014 6:55 PM by Associated Press

1 killed in Scottsdale after SUV hits tree

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Scottsdale say one person is dead after a vehicle lost control and hit a tree.

Officer David Pubins says a Ford SUV was heading northbound on Scottsdale Road, near McCormick Parkway, around noon Sunday when it struck the median and then crashed into a tree.

Pubins says the driver of the SUV was declared dead at the scene.

He says three other adults in the car were taken to Scottsdale Health Care Osborn but did not disclose the nature of their injuries.

Investigators have temporarily closed northbound lanes on Scottsdale Road between McCormick and Royal Palm Road.

Pubins says speed appears to have been a factor and investigators are not ruling out alcohol.

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