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A man was killed after crashing his truck into a utility pole southwest of Tucson Thursday morning, an official said. 

At about 6:30 a.m., deputies responded to the single-vehicle crash on South Camino Verde, south of the West Ajo Highway, said Deputy James Allerton, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

The man's name has not been released.

Traffic detectives have cleared the roadway, Allerton said.

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This investigation is ongoing. The story will be updated.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.