The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a deadly crash shut down McDowell Road in west Phoenix Saturday afternoon.
According to MCSO officials, a woman driving a Ford Explorer westbound on McDowell Road drove through the intersection at 91st Avenue and struck a traffic pole. The driver was taken to a hospital but later died. A passenger in the Explorer was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.
The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. No further information was immediately available.