Updated Jun 18, 2013 - 12:50 pm
8-year-old killed in suburban Phoenix freeway crash
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Authorities said an 8-year-old boy is dead after a car crash in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale police said the child died Monday after the minivan he was riding in slammed into a light pole on Loop 101.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the boy's mother was driving the minivan when a male passenger grabbed the wheel for an unknown reason.
They said the van swerved to the right of the roadway and collided with a pole.
Police said the boy was sitting in the back seat of the van and wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
DPS officials said the mother and male passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.
Their names and the identity of the boy haven't been released.