Driver Stabbed, Crashes Into House: Police

Investigators are trying to piece together the events leading up the crash

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:52 AM EDT
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Police are calling it a homicide. A young driver crashed into a house in the Olney section of the city, but as NBC10's Byron Scott reports the man had been stabbed.

NBC10 Philadelphia - Byron Scott

Police are calling it a homicide. A young driver crashed into a house in the Olney section of the city, but as NBC10's Byron Scott reports the man had been stabbed.

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Residents on the 400 block of West Duncannon Avenue in the Olney section of Philadelphia flagged down police at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, after a car crashed into a house.

Police say the driver of the GMC Envoy was unconscious. Paramedics pulled him from the car and he was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 1:00 a.m.

Doctors say the man had been stabbed twice in the chest, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small, Philadelphia Police, who says the accident was a result of the stabbing.

The victim is believed to be around 19 or 20 years old.

Police are calling this a homicide investigation.

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