By Alexandria Hoff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pictures and candles are a somber representation of a fiery crash early Sunday morning that killed three women.

Police say it happened around 3 a.m. near the Holmesburg bridge when a Chevy Camaro containing the females came barreling down Torresdale Avenue near Rhawn Street.

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It was traveling so fast that investigators say it temporarily became airborne before hitting a parked tractor-trailer.

Despite earlier information, it turns out that tractor trailer was parked on Tooresdale Avenue legally, but State Representative Mike Driscoll says it prompts questions.

“I think we have to look at regulations on where we park any of these tractor trailers and then not knowing what’s inside of them possibly could present a big danger to the community and to our first responders,” Driscoll told Eyewitness News.

Philadelphia Police Captain Anthony Ginaldi says, “The fuel ran down the gutter and also caused a second tractor-trailer to catch fire under the bridge.”

All three women died as a result. Two have been identified so far, 25-year-old Amonie Barton and 22-year-old Giavanna Scavo, both of Philadelphia.

Stephanie Williams, a friend of one of the victims says, “Gia I knew from my friend’s little sister. This is all devastating and heartbreaking. I pass by this every morning, so I just wanted to pray, pray for the families.”

This is déjà vous for Keith Henegar, who says his brother was killed 13 years ago after hitting into a tractor trailer illegally parked near the same spot.

He says, “You just don’t see them because it is so dark, especially down there it’s so dark, I almost hit it a couple of times myself.”

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The third victim has not yet been identified.



The car was going at least 70 miles an hour near Rhawn and Torresdale when it crashed, says Accident Investigation Division Captain John Wilczynski.

“We had a 2015 Camaro, it was north on Torresdale Avenue, lost control, there was high speed involved crossed the southbound lane and hit a parked tractor trailer,” said Captain Wilczynski.

“It was a horrific crash and they all died immediately from that crash,” said Captain Wilczynski.

No word on whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

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KYW’s Kristen Johanson contributed to this report.