Northeast Times

Man killed in Blvd. crash

A 21-year-old Phil­adelphia man was killed Sunday af­ter­noon in a Roosevelt Boulevard traffic ac­ci­dent.

The iden­tity of the man, who po­lice said was not from the North­east, was not re­leased pending no­ti­fic­a­tion of fam­ily, said Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man.

The dead man was a pas­sen­ger in a 1997 Ford Ex­ped­i­tion that was seen speed­ing down the Boulevard’s south­bound in­ner drive at about 3:05 p.m., O’Bri­en said. The driver was mak­ing many ab­rupt lane changes and, just south of Welsh Road, hit the back of a Nis­san that was in the left lane.

After the col­li­sion, the Ford jumped the curb onto the grassy me­di­an and flipped over sev­er­al times be­fore com­ing to a rest. The 21-year-old pas­sen­ger was ejec­ted from the vehicle as it flipped over. He was pro­nounced dead at the scene, O’Bri­en said.

The driver was crit­ic­ally in­jured and was taken to Aria Health’s Tor­res­dale cam­pus. An­oth­er pas­sen­ger was not hurt. The Nis­san’s driver, an 18-year-old man, was not in­jured. ••

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