A man has died and another was left critically hurt after the car they were in slammed into the wall of a Philadelphia Streets Department building early Monday.
Philadelphia Police say the 31-year-old driver of a silver Nissan Versa lost control of the car as it traveled westbound on Luzerne Avenue at Whitaker Avenue in the city's Juniata section around 2 a.m. The car slammed sideways into a wall of the city-owned building, leaving the vehicle mangled and both occupants trapped.
The driver could not be saved and died at the scene, officials said. The 25-year-old passenger was quickly freed from the car and rushed to Temple University Hospital. They remain there in critical condition.
Police say their initial investigation found the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and neither person was wearing seat belts.
No one was hurt outside of the car.
The crash remains under investigation.