Police ID Driver In Deadly Crash Outside Franklin Mills Mall

By Oren Liebermann

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police have identified the driver and two passengers who were killed in a violent crash outside the Franklin Mills Mall Wednesday evening.

Investigators say Anthony Christensen was driving a car that crashed in the 900 block of Franklin Mills Circle at about 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Christensen and two passengers – identified as Lucrecia Santamaria and Christopher Alcalde — were killed.

franklin mills crash1 Police ID Driver In Deadly Crash Outside Franklin Mills Mall
According to police, the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed before it hit a concrete barrier and flipped over. Christensen and Alcalde were ejected from the car, while Santamaria was partially ejected.

All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It appears the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and flipped over. There’s severe damage to the vehicle. Three of the wheels were torn off. The battery flew out of the engine compartment,” Chief Inspector Scott Small explained.

One eyewitness told CBS 3 that the vehicle was driving about 70 mph before the crash.

According to police alcohol or drugs did not likely play a role in the deadly crash.

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  • Gina

    Why is it when youth are involved we slam them yet an adult such as those that passed legislation that left so many homeless and wiped out our housing market we refer to their action as “unintended consequences”. Surely the drive had not intended to harm those traveling with him nor did those choosing to ride in that car choose die that night. God bless all the family members of those involved. This accident was surely an unintended consequence.

  • Shawn

    Driver was 20. Raise the driving age to what exactly? He was an adult, and he did not act like one at the time, and he and his passengers paid the price for it. These deaths are senseless and that’s the part that hurts the most. My condolences to the families.

  • Raise driving age

    Tell your kids you love them everyday.

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