By Amy Wadas

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One man is dead following an early Monday morning crash near the West End Circle.

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According to Pittsburgh Public Safety officials, the crash happened along West Carson Street around 1:35 a.m.

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A man was traveling west when his vehicle struck a pole and caught fire.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. His name has not been released and it’s unclear what led to the crash.

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The pole was charred and the sign above was covered in soot. Crews from Allegheny City Electric said when the driver hit the pole, it knocked down the line above and the light from a pole several feet away.

A fence nearby was also damaged and left with a gaping hole.

All lanes of West Carson Street between the 1600 block and the West End Circle were closed while police investigated.  That stretch of road has since been re-opened to traffic.

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