PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities have pulled a minivan from the Delaware River that crashed through a fence and plunged into the water in South Philadelphia.
It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Packer Marine Terminal along the 3300 of Columbus Boulevard.
Witnesses told police the vehicle was speeding down Oregon Avenue and crossed Columbus Boulevard when it crashed through a fence at the shipyard and then plunged into the river.
“We were sitting and a car came flying by, silver, not sure the model. It just came flying by. Not paying attention, I heard a crash,” said Azib Abdussabur, who witnessed the crash. “I think they crashed into another car. I look over and see the gate missing, then heard a splash. I told my friend in the car, ‘yo, somebody just went into the water.’ We pulled over immediately and called the cops.”
Police and fire officials arrived, along with divers from the marine unit who were quickly able to locate the silver Buick minivan. The vehicle was pulled from the water a couple of hours later.
The marine unit was searching for the driver and any passengers who may have been inside the van when it crashed.
Police said the van’s windshield had been smashed so it was likely someone was ejected from the vehicle.
No other injuries were reported.