Grandmother Hit, Killed by Possible Drunk Driver: Cops

Investigators say the 58-year-old woman was hit while walking with her husband along Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia

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    Teresa Marquard, 58, was hit and killed Sunday morning while walking with her husband on Frankford Avenue in Wissinoming. Police say they believe the driver who hit her was drunk. (Published Sunday, Feb 24, 2013)

    Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed a 58-year-old woman in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday.

    It happened around 9:30 a.m. near Comly Street and Frankford Avenue. Police said a Pontiac minivan was traveling south on Frankford when it jumped the curb and hit Teresa Marquard, 58, before hitting a tree. Police say Marquard was walking with her husband. Police say he was not injured.

    Marquard was taken to Hahnemann Hospital with severe head injuries. She died a short time later, according to authorities.

    Neighbors told NBC10's Daralene Jones, Marquard and her husband of 40 years took a walk around their Wissonoming neighborhood nearly every Sunday. They say she was a loving grandmother and was known for lending a hand to neighbors without complaining.

    "After the storms and all, she would be out sweeping the streets. She shoveled our walk. We both have bad knees and she shoveled our walk for us. I felt bad about that, but that's the kind of person she was," said George Powell.

    Investigators say the driver, a 33-year-old man, was also taken to Hahnemann, where is listed in critical condition. Police said he is being investigated for possibly driving under the influence.

    Charges could be filed against the driver as early as Monday, according to police.
     

     


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