Pregnant Woman Killed After Crash Causes Car Fire

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:05 AM EDT
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Philadelphia Police are investigating whether or not the drivers of the two cars involved may have been drag racing. NBC10's Katy Zachry has more.

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Philadelphia Police are investigating whether or not the drivers of the two cars involved may have been drag racing. NBC10's Katy Zachry has more.

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A woman died after an accident caused a car fire in the Bustleton section of the city.

Police say two cars were traveling southbound Monday night on Red Lion Road towards Roosevelt Boulevard.

According to investigators, one car in the left lane lost control, hit the median and swerved into the right lane, crashing into a tree.

“We do know that they were both going east, they were both going in the same direction, and somewhere they collided and separated and one hit a tree and became engulfed,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. John Wilczynski.

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The impact caused the car to catch fire. Officials say a pregnant woman inside the car was killed while the male driver suffered a broken hip. Police also say a child was in the backseat of the car but did not suffer any serious injuries.

Investigators say the other car in the right lane swerved to avoid the accident, leading to another crash. There were three people inside the second car, according to investigators. A woman and child inside the car were both taken to the hospital for observation.

Police said speed and possible drag racing were being looked at at possible causes for the wreck.

 


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