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: Group Of At-Risk Teens, Young Adults From North Philadelphia Taking Trip To See Meek Mill Perform At Madison Square Garden
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: USPS Holding Job Fairs In Philadelphia Region As Preparation For Holiday Season Ramping Up
The driver stopped and called 911.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Surveillance Video Shows Attempted Armed Robbery Of Armored Truck In North Philadelphia
The 40-year-old motorist, who’d stayed at the scene of the accident, was arrested for driving under the influence.