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Fiery Crash Leaves Person Dead, Henry Avenue in Philadelphia Closed

A person died in a fiery crash along busy Henry Avenue in Philadelphia

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A driver stopped at a red light along Philadelphia’s busy Henry Avenue died after being struck by a sedan Friday morning.

The SUV driver was caught in the burning vehicle after the wreck along Henry Avenue at Dupont Street just before 9:15 a.m., Philadelphia police said. Firefighters put out the fire and medics declared the unidentified person dead a short time later.

The burned-out vehicle wound up on the northbound side of Henry Avenue while the other car came to rest on the opposite side of the road.

An initial investigation found that the sedan driver slammed into the other vehicle, which as stopped at the red light at Henry and Dupont, police said.

Two bystanders told NBC10's Miguel Martinez-Valle that they ran toward the wreck with fire extinguishers, but it was too late to save the trapped driver.

The sedan driver was hospitalized, investigators said.

Expect traffic troubles in the area as the road is closed in both directions. Ridge Avenue can be used as an alternate.

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