Northeast Philadelphia

3-Year-Old Girl Dies After DUI Driver Crashes Into Vehicles in Mayfair, Police Say

Investigators say 28-year-old Brionna Wright was under the influence when she sped her pickup truck down a Northeast Philadelphia street and crashed into multiple vehicles, killing a 3-year-old girl

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A 3-year-old girl was killed after an out-of-control DUI driver crashed into multiple vehicles in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood Wednesday evening, police said.

Brionna Wright, 28, of Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, was driving a pickup truck in the area of Frankford and Magee avenues around 6 p.m. Police said Wright was speeding and crashed into multiple vehicles. She then allegedly continued to speed and struck an SUV that was stopped at a light.

Surveillance video obtained by NBC10 shows the pickup truck flying down Frankford Avenue with sparks underneath moments before the crash.

The 3-year-old girl, a 7-year-old, her mother and grandmother were all inside the SUV. The four victims were taken to the hospital.

The 3-year-old girl later died from her injuries. In addition to the girl's three family members, investigators also said at least three other people were hurt. They have not yet revealed their conditions.

Several witnesses, including Andrew Fisher, ran outside to help moments after the crash.

"People came from stores, corners, other stores, these directions, people ran off the bus to see what was happening," Fisher said. "The people in that Toyota were bleeding so bad. It was insane. The worst thing I think I've ever seen."

Fisher said he spotted Wright waking up after the crash. He also said she was combative when responding police officers approached her.

"She's like, 'Who stole my car?' What do you mean who stole your car? You just did this. And she tried to get up and run away and police put her in cuffs and then she spit on a police officer," Fisher said.

Police believe Wright was under the influence. They also said they found a gun inside her vehicle. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced Wright will be charged with third degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, accidents involving death, DUI, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest and other related offenses.

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