One-car Bustleton crash leaves passenger dead

Posted: February 18, 2013

A passenger was killed in a one-car crash early Sunday in Philadelphia's Bustleton section, police said.

The driver, a 19-year-old man who was speeding eastbound on Grant Avenue, lost control of his 1995 Ford Explorer on a curve and crossed over a grassy median into the westbound lanes of Grant, police said. There, he crashed into a tree at Krewstown Road shortly before 4 a.m., police said.

His female passenger, described as being in her late teens or early 20s, was thrown from the Explorer and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 a.m., police said. Her identity and that of the driver were not released.

He was in critical condition at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, police said.


- Darran Simon

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