A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.
Darryl Sewell, 42, and his Frankford repair shop, PSK Collision Center, are both facing charges of forgery, insurance fraud, theft by deception and criminal conspiracy.
Barbara Zimath is very lucky she wasn't hurt worse in an attack last week, in which two men beat her and stole her purse and phone. Still, the incident has rattled her family, as well as many locals who are wondering how something so violent could happen where they live.
Authorities have identified a former driver for a Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance service as the man allegedly behind the wheel of a 2012 Audi that struck and killed a Feltonville woman, along with three of her sons, on Roosevelt Boulevard on July 16.
A Strahle Street man who was driving the wrong way on Aramingo Avenue was killed early Saturday in a three-car accident, police said.
A broadcast of surveillance video of an armed robbery has led to the arrest of a Frankford man, police said.
A police officer from Burholme was charged last week with insurance fraud related to an August accident in Summerdale.
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An impaired driver tested positive for five illicit and prescription drugs soon after he caused a crash that claimed the lives of two other motorists on a Castor Gardens street Nov. 13, authorities claim.