SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a teenage driver has been killed in an early morning car crash.

The name of the 16-year-old boy hasn't been released yet.

Police say he was the only person in the car at the time of the crash, which occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday on Scottsdale Road.

They say the car struck a light pole on the east side of the road and the vehicle was torn in half.

The teen was declared dead at the scene.

Police say speed was a contributing factor in the fatal crash, which remains under investigation.