Two people are dead following a crash in the Oxford Circle section if the city early Tuesday morning.
The deadly accident happened on Saint Vincent and Bustleton Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
Police say Robert Bregenzer, 33, was driving a GMC Yukon east on Saint Vincent when he crashed into a Honda Accord traveling south on Bustleton Ave causing that vehicle to plow into a Jeep headed in the opposite direction on Bustleton.
Robert Bregenzer, Credit: Philadelphia Police
The driver of the Honda Accord, identified by police as Liang Pan 35, and the passenger, identified as Zhuoru Chin, 58, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police their bodies were so badly damaged, they couldn't be removed from the Honda before it was towed from the scene.
Bregenzer was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Manslaughter and other related offenses. Investigators say he was visably impaired. They also confirm they found drug paraphernalia in his truck.
"We found pills, we also found a syringe. So we found several types of narcotics in his possession...That driver is under arrest for driving under the influence of narcotics," Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10's Jesse Gary.
Bustleton Avenue from Friendship Street to Cottman Avenue was closed for several hours following the crash.
Bregenzer was arraigned Tuesday night with bail set at $500,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 28.