Man dies in car crash outside of Peoria – KPNX

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PEORIA, Ariz. — A man is dead after an early morning car crash on Friday outside of Peoria, the city’s police department said.
The man, identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Musser of Phoenix, was driving on Castle Hot Springs Road outside Lake Pleasant around 1:15 a.m. when he veered off the side of the road into the desert, investigators said. 
He was pronounced dead at the scene when first responders arrived. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Officers expect speed played a factor in the crash and can’t determine whether impairment was involved.
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Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that roadway fatalities have been gradually rising in Arizona over the last decade:
ADOT offers driving tips on its website to help keep people safe on the road.
“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the department said on its website.
ADOT’s suggestions include:
Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here.
“Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the department said.
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