Driver dies in 2-car collision on Grand Avenue

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 21:08:48-05

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a serious crash on Grand Avenue late Sunday morning that left one driver dead.

An older man driving a van north on 107th Avenue is believed to have had a medical issue as he entered the intersection of Grand Avenue, hitting a red SUV that was stopped at the light. MCSO said the 76-year-old driver died.

The van then hit another vehicle occupied by a mother and two children that rolled upon impact. 

The mother and children were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

MCSO believes the man may have had a medical episode because "his car has minimal damage and the airbags deployed, but it's not consistent with the damage of a fatal accident," Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said. 

The roads were closed down for a few hours as investigators worked in the area, but did reopen around 2:40 p.m. 

The exact cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed by traffic detectives.