PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A pedestrian who was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard was struck and killed by a driver suspected of driving under the influence in Northeast Philadelphia.
It happened around 7:45 p.m. Saturday night in the southbound lanes of the Boulevard at Faunce Street in the city’s Lexington Park section.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
Police say a 2010 Kia Soul was travelling through the intersection when the driver struck a 73-year-old man who was crossing against the light.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
The driver stopped and called 911.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
The 40-year-old motorist, who’d stayed at the scene of the accident, was arrested for driving under the influence.