Pickup driver dies in crash

Ex­cess­ive speed con­trib­uted to a single-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the life of a Brides­burg man early Sunday, Phil­adelphia po­lice said.

Kev­in Tur­chi, 30, of the 2800 block of Pratt St., was driv­ing a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck north­bound on the Boulevard at Bridge Street at 3:14 a.m. when he lost con­trol of the vehicle, which flipped sev­er­al times.

Tur­chi was ejec­ted from the truck. Para­med­ics took him to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter, where he was pro­nounced dead at 3:39 a.m.

A wit­ness re­por­ted see­ing the truck trav­el­ing at a high rate of speed, po­lice said. It is un­known if oth­er factors con­trib­uted to the crash. ••

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