A person died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle early this morning.
The crash around 4:445 a.m. closed Academy Road near Morrell Avenue in the Morrell Park section of Northeast Philadelphia after the SUV struck a utility pole then the pedestrian.
The pedestrian died at the scene.
Philadelphia Police said that the driver remained on the scene after the deadly crash and cooperated with investigators. The wreck left the SUV with heavy front-end damage.
The investigation continued through the morning as traffic delays in the area continued for hours.