September 22, 2015
Reckless driving likely was the cause of a fatal motorcycle accident in Camden Saturday night, authorities said Sunday, citing a preliminary investigation. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of 3d and Pine streets, Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen said. The motorcyclist, a 35-year-old man from Salem County, lost control of his bike and hit a utility pole. The man's name was not released pending notification of his family. He lived in Penns Grove. The investigation was continuing, Keashen said.
September 9, 2015 |
IN WHAT MAY have been a tragic aftermath to the Made in America festival, two 25-year-olds were killed early yesterday by a taxicab near City Hall. Police say Amanda DiGirolomo, of Phoenixville, and Bryan Botti, of Baltimore - reportedly in town for the concert - were struck by a cab heading north on Broad Street near Arch after 4:30 a.m. Witnesses told investigators that the cab appeared to be traveling at about 50 mph, but police were not able to confirm that estimation yesterday.
September 1, 2015 |
FOR THE SECOND consecutive weekend, the Philadelphia Police Department lost one of its officers in an off-duty traffic accident on city streets. Officer Lamar Poole was killed yesterday when his motorcycle collided with a driver who pulled out in front of him in Northeast Philadelphia. Poole, 42, a 19-year veteran, was pronounced dead about 5 p.m., about an hour after the accident. Captain John Wilczynski, of the Accident Investigation Division, said at a news conference last night that the alleged hit-and-run driver - a 58-year-old man who has not yet been charged - might have gotten away if not for a vigilant tow-truck driver who followed his Toyota Corolla and called police.
August 28, 2015 |
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, in an auto accident about 11 miles northwest of Farson, Wyo., along with his traveling companion, tuba player Benjamin K. Darneille, 21. The two were on their way to Jackson, Wyo., after spending eight weeks at the Aspen Music Festival, where their brass quintet, formed at Curtis, had...
August 19, 2015 |
THE BASKETBALL courts at Connell Park in Southwest Philly were packed last night, the thwack of rubber on macadam filling the air. On another night, in another life, Corey Tunnell would have been there, popping off jump shots with his friends. But Tunnell, 16, is gone, claimed by an Aug. 9 shooting that his family describes as an "unfortunate accident" at his aunt's house, up the block from those courts. "I'm still in a cloud. I still can't believe it," Tunnell's paternal grandmother, Caroline Armstrong, told the Daily News last night in her home in Sharon Hill, Delaware County.
August 14, 2015 |
Lots of people come to G-Town Radio, a tiny nonprofit station based in Germantown, hoping to host their own show. Most have good ideas, says manager Jim Bear. But only a few know how to make them work on the air. Joseph Heard, 46, killed in a hit-and-run crash in Center City on Tuesday, knew how to make it work. For a year and a half, he had been the host of G-Town's Science 2.0 , a show that discussed "science for the rest of us. " With a degree in applied mathematics from Syracuse University, and experience as a research assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy, he grasped complex topics with ease, Bear said.
August 4, 2015 |
A Bucks County couple who died in a canoeing accident in Maine over the weekend intended to retire next year to the coastal fishing town near where their bodies were recovered, family members told The Inquirer. Judy Alden Carlile, 53, and Roy Carlile, 58, had lived in Warrington about 18 years, which is how long they were married, said Judy's sister Kathy Alden, who lives in New Hampshire. Judy spent most of her time as a homemaker, and Roy had worked as a hydraulic engineer in the Navy, stationed for a time at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station before he retired.
July 29, 2015 |
THROUGHOUT their lives, Francis Arroyo protected his younger brother. That didn't change in his final moments. "He took the harder hit," Osvaldo Arroyo, 41, said last night on the front steps of his home on Luzerne Street near I Street in Juniata Park. "I'm suffering, having lost my brother right next to me. " The stoop overlooks the street where Francis, 43, an ice-cream-factory worker, lost his life late Sunday to a callous driver who Osvaldo believes targeted his family. "I don't think it was an accident, because of the way I was hit," Arroyo told the Daily News in Spanish.
July 18, 2015 |
A Mayfair man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence Thursday and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison for hitting and killing a man on crutches as he crossed Frankford Avenue. George Mullen, 26, said he was "truly sorry" for the June 6, 2014, accident that killed Timothy Quisito, 49, of Holmesburg, as he crossed Frankford Avenue at Sheffield Avenue. "It bothers me every day that someone lost his uncle or brother, who is not coming home because of me," Mullen told Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge J. Scott O'Keefe.
July 17, 2015 |
A DRIVER WHO struck a man crossing a street on crutches last year pleaded guilty Thursday and apologized for taking another man's life. "I'm so sorry someone lost his life in this situation," George Mullen, 26, said before Common Pleas Judge J. Scott O'Keefe. "It bothers me every day that someone lost his uncle or brother, who is not coming home. " It was about 11 p.m. June 6, 2014, when Mullen, driving a Ford Taurus north on Frankford Avenue, just past Sheffield Avenue in Holmesburg, struck Timothy Quisito, 49, Assistant District Attorney Alisa Shver said.