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Hazleton PD: Driver dies from heart attack, child passenger unharmed in crash


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A driver involved in a serious crash Sunday in Hazleton is believed to have died from a medical issue prior to the collision.

Hazleton Police say 46-year-old Maxwell Iwuji was found unresponsive in a SUV after striking a tree on Carson Street around 3 p.m.

A 7-year-old female passenger was also found inside the vehicle with minor injuries.

Iwuji was brought to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Authorities say he appeared to have suffered from an apparent heart attack and died while behind the wheel.

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