Schuylkill River

Driver Dies After Crashing Car Into Schuylkill River

A driver died after crashing into the Schuylkill River early Saturday morning.

Police say a 25-year-old man was driving a 2012 Grey Volkswagen Jetta westbound towards Kelly Drive around 2:50 a.m. As he was driving, the man was unable to make a left turn onto Kelly Drive and lost control of his vehicle.

The Jetta struck the wall at the edges of the Schuylkill River and then went airborne. The vehicle flipped midair before falling into the water about 40 feet away from the wall.

A Marine Unit responded to the scene and pulled the vehicle out of the water. The man was pronounced dead by a medic at 3:57 a.m. Officials have not yet released his identity pending the notification of his family.

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