HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) — 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.
Authorities say he appeared to have suffered from an apparent heart attack and died while behind the wheel.