Jan Ruth Ashburn, 32-year-old daughter of former Phillies star Rich Ashburn, was killed last night when her car crashed into a sign post in Overbrook Park, police said.
Ashburn, who lived in Ardmore, was driving east on Haverford Avenue about 9:25 p.m. when her 1987 Oldsmobile hit the sign at Ruskin Street. The car came to a stop across Ruskin after hitting a pole on private property.
Ashburn was taken to Lankenau Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m., police said. An investigation of the accident is continuing.