PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a suspected drunk driver that occurred early Friday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.

Investigators say a woman traveling south on Academy Road right behind the Northeast Airport around 3 a.m. lost of her car, jumped a curb, struck a male pedestrian and then slammed into a utility pole, knocking it to the ground.

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The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspected DUI driver is being tested and medically evaluated. Investigators say possible DUI charges are pending.

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Academy Road remains closed between Morrell and Grant Avenue.

 

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