Authorities confirm one man died after a violent crash on City Avenue early Wednesday morning.
The 44-year-old driver was ejected from his vehicle around 4:30 a.m. after he lost control of his car, drove onto the City Avenue sidewalk between 54th and 59th streets and slammed into four trees, according to officials.
Medics rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
The force of the crash broke the man's vehicle into pieces, which were scattered on the road along with tree branches following the early morning accident.
Authorities blocked the Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township sides of the roadway between 54th and 59th streets while they investigated. That portion of the road remained closed more than three hours after the crash.
Stay with NBC10 for more on this developing story.