Police Believe Driver Suffered Heart Attack Prior to Crash in Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Police in Hazleton believe a driver may have died before crashing his car into a tree.

According to investigators, Maxwell Iwuji, 46, was behind the wheel when the vehicle slammed into a tree along Carson Street just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Police believe Iwuji had a heart attack before the crash. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say a 7-year-old girl was also in the car and suffered only minor injuries.

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