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Updated Dec 16, 2013 - 8:57 am

Fatal car accident knocks down power lines near Phoenix school

PHOENIX -- A fatal traffic accident knocked down power lines Monday morning and forced cancellation of classes at a nearby school.

Phoenix police said the single-vehicle rollover at 28th Street and McDowell Road happened about 1 a.m. in front of Creighton Elementary School. Yusef Watkins-Hill, 31, died in the accident.

Approximately 800 students were sent home for the day. Initially, school officials said classes would be delayed, then decided to cancel altogether.

Police said Watkins-Hill may have been traveling between 80-90 mph when he crashed into the pole. The car eventually hit a retaining wall near the school.

McDowell has been closed between 27th and 29th streets for the investigation.

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