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Person Steals Phone, Keys From Man Who Was Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Roosevelt Boulevard, Wife Says

“You wouldn’t want someone to do it to you. Why would you do it to another person?”

What to Know

  • Kelvin C. Williams, 35, of Elkins Park, died Friday after crashing into a car and losing control of his motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard.
  • Police said the hit-and-run driver turned herself in shortly after and won't be charged.
  • Williams' wife said someone stole her husband's phone and keys after the deadly crash and wants that person to drop them off to police.

A person stole the phone and keys of a man who had been struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on Roosevelt Boulevard, according to the victim’s wife.

“I’m trying my hardest to get through all this and to be strong but I wish this did not happen,” Aja Williams said.

Williams’ husband, Kelvin C. Williams, 35, of Elkins Park, was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Roosevelt Boulevard Friday around 11:30 p.m. Police said he was riding at a high speed when he struck the back of a 2010 Nissan car that was crossing over to the left lane.

He then lost control of his motorcycle and hit a light pole, causing him to be ejected. The driver of the Nissan fled the scene and Kelvin Williams was pronounced dead by a medic at 11:39 p.m. that night, police said.

The driver of the Nissan turned herself in to police at 15th District headquarters shortly after. Police told NBC10 the woman will not be charged.

“You shouldn’t leave someone like that,” Aja Williams said. “You wouldn’t want someone to do it to you. Why would you do it to another person?”

Aja Williams told NBC10 she called her husband’s phone the night of the crash and another man picked up.

“He kept saying, ‘I’m sorry. I performed CPR on him and I’m sorry he didn’t make it,’” she said. “What do you mean he didn’t make it?”

Aja Williams said she found out shortly after that her husband died. She also told NBC10 that someone had taken her husband’s phone and keys from the scene. That phone held memories, including videos of the two during their eight-year marriage.

“Why would you take something from someone who is deceased,” she asked. “Why would you do that?”

Aja Williams said she wants whoever took her husband's items to drop them off at 15th District headquarters, no questions asked.

If you have any information on the incident, please contact Philadelphia Police.

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(L to R), Aja Williams, Kelvin Williams. See full-sized image here.
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