Suspect Flees After Killing 2, Injuring 5 in Chain Reaction Crash, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Suspect Flees After Killing 2, Injuring 5 in Chain Reaction Crash, Police Say

Police say the driver ditched his car and hopped into a car that had come to pick him up.



    Driver Flees After Deadly Bustleton Chain Reaction Crash

    Police were looking for a driver who they said caused a deadly chain reaction crash in northeast Philadelphia before hopping into another vehicle and fleeing the scene. (Published Sunday, April 21, 2019)

    A speeding driver hopped into another car and disappeared into the night after plowing through an intersection and causing a deadly chain reaction crash Saturday night in northeast Philadelphia, police said.

    The crash near the intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Red Lion Road killed a man and woman and left five others, including two children, injured shortly before midnight Saturday, Philadelphia Police said.

    Witnesses told officers that the suspect plowed through the intersection and hit one car that was stopped at a red light on Bustleton Avenue, then went around it and t-boned a second car so hard that it flipped over and killed the 50-year-old man and 48-year-old woman inside.

    The t-boned car then struck the car that was stopped behind it, causing a chain reaction that then caused two other cars to hit one another, police said. In total, six vehicles, including that of the suspect, were involved in the wreck.

    The five people injured included an 11-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, police said. All five were taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    After the deadly rampage, the male driver ditched his Chevrolet Camaro and fled in a white Lexus GS that had come to pick him up, police said.

    Investigators were looking for surveillance video as they tried to track down the suspect.