PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A 26-year-old woman was killed when her car slammed into a tree then immediately burst into flames on Roosevelt Boulevard. Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday near Woodward Street, about a block south of Welsh Road.Nearly Half Of Nursing Home Workers In Pennsylvania Have Declined COVID-19 Vaccine, State Data Shows
Police say two good Samaritans saw the crash and tried to help save the victim.
“They saw the vehicle smoking and about to catch fire,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “So they acted quickly, they pulled her out of the vehicle, very quickly, before the vehicle actually was fully engulfed in flames. They did a good job, however, tragically, they weren’t able to save her life.”
The eyewitnesses say the victim ran a red light then crossed over a median before hitting the tree.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Tips For Getting Your Dog To Walk On A Leash
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BREAKING Overnight: A vehicle crashing into a tree on the Blvd at Woodward St near Welsh Rd has lead to a fatal accident overnight. The SB inner lanes remain CLOSED for further investigation. Watch @CBSPhilly for more information on that incident. pic.twitter.com/OFfHAUksUc
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The southbound inner lanes of the Boulevard remain closed near Woodward Street.