Police Arrest Driver for Running Red Light in Deadly Crash in West Oak Lane

A crash in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood left one person dead, two others injured and a driver behind bars Monday morning.

Police said the crash happened about 4:25 a.m., when a 22-year-old man in a sedan ran a red light at 18th Street and 66th Avenue, crashing into a van with three people traveling inside it and overturning the van.

A 47-year-old woman in the van died at the scene, police said. Two other people in the van, a 62-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both went to Albert Einstein Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

The young man driving the striking vehicle was not injured, police said, and officers arrested him for running the light and causing the crash. No charges were announced late Monday morning, but police said the man had not been driving under the influence. 

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