A woman, identified as the former assistant of entrepreneur and one-time Sixers president Pat Croce, was struck and killed after two vehicles collided as she was walking in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday.
The 65-year-old woman was walking along Comly Street and Harbison Avenue in the Wissinoming neighborhood when two vehicles crashed at the intersection.
One of the vehicles then struck the woman. She was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:43 p.m.
Police initially said one driver remained at the scene while the second driver fled. They later said however that the second driver, who had been disoriented during the crash, returned to the scene.
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While police have not yet identified the woman, Pat Croce, an entrepreneur and former president of the Philadelphia 76ers from 1996 to 2001, identified her as Sue Barbacane. Croce said the woman was his personal assistant for 35 years and that she was planning on attending Thursday's Phillies game.
While Croce stated the incident was a hit-and-run in his tweet, police said they are investigating the incident as a fatal crash, not a hit-and-run.