1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Vehicle, Dumpster Go Airborne

By David Chang
|  Sunday, Mar 23, 2014  |  Updated 1:42 PM EDT
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1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Vehicle, Dumpster Go Airborne

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Investigators say a speeding Volkswagen went airborne after crashing into a dumpster, killing one man and injuring another in the Bustleton section of the city.

Police tell NBC10 a 23-year-old man was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan southbound down Krewstown Road on Sunday around 4 a.m.

According to investigators, the driver was speeding and struck a fire hydrant, causing the hydrant to go airborne and smash into a parked car at a nearby Wawa.

Police say the driver continued to travel at a high speed and nearly struck a parked vehicle. The driver tried to swerve out of the way to avoid the vehicle and mounted a curve, striking a dumpster in the process.

Both the vehicle and the dumpster went into the air and landed in front of the drive-thru window of a nearby bank.

A passenger inside the Volkswagen, a 28-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet revealed his identity pending the notification of his family. The driver was taken to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital for treatment. Police have not yet revealed his condition.

Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.
 

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