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2 Die as SUV Slams Into Parked Big Rig on Roosevelt Boulevard

Wreck near D Street closes northbound lanes

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    Family of the two women killed in a crash with a parked big rig on Roosevelt Boulevard Friday are mourning their loss. NBC10's Drew Smith reports.

    (Published Friday, April 14, 2017)

    A horrific crash that claimed two lives closed a stretch of the busy Roosevelt Boulevard Friday.

    An SUV slammed into a tractor-trailer parked along the outer lanes of Route 1 northbound near D Street in the Feltonville section of the city before 8 a.m.

    A 25-year-old woman and woman in her 40s who were riding in the SUV died at the scene -- their bodies under sheets on the asphalt -- and the male driver was taken to Einstein Medical Center where doctors listed him in stable condition, Philadelphia Police said.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see the tractor-trailer and a badly-damaged SUV -- crews tore it apart to rescue the victims -- blocking the roadway. Investigators said the big rig driver wasn't in he cab at the time.

    The outer lanes of the Boulevard remained closed for hours as police investigated, finally reopening after 2 p.m.

    The truck was legally parked along the roadway, accident investigators said.

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