Northeast Times

Boulevard crash kills driver, passenger

Two men were killed Sat­urday fol­low­ing a one-vehicle ac­ci­dent on Roosevelt Boulevard near Holme Av­en­ue.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice de­part­ment’s ac­ci­dent in­vest­ig­a­tion di­vi­sion, a 1998 Buick Regal was trav­el­ing south on the Boulevard at a high rate of speed at about 12:35 a.m. when the driver lost con­trol and hit a light stand­ard.

The driver died at the scene. He was iden­ti­fied as Rasheed Balknight, 22, of the 2200 block of Yel­land St. in Tioga. The pas­sen­ger, a 22-year-old man, died later that night at 8:30 at Aria Health-Tor­res­dale Cam­pus. Po­lice have not re­leased his name be­cause his re­l­at­ives had not been no­ti­fied.

No oth­er vehicles were in­volved in the ac­ci­dent. ••

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