MCSO: Crash near 91st Ave/McDowell Rd leaves one dead, one seriously hurt

PHOENIX - 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. 

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