NBC 10 reported that a silver or white-colored mini-van struck and killed an unidentified young woman on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia on late Monday night, June 13, 2016. The deceased woman, according to the officials from the Philadelphia Police Department, was most likely a student. The assumption stems from finding a college ID recovered from her belongings, even though, the name of her college was not disclosed.
The investigating officials believe that the incident occurred when the female pedestrian was walking across Adams Avenue in the crosswalk at the Boulevard. The speeding vehicle violated a red traffic light then struck the young woman and knocked her 50-feet-down the road. The hit-and-run driver then drove northbound on Roosevelt Boulevard.
It is likely the suspected mini-van, responsible for both the accident and woman’s death, sustained heavy damage after the incident. The Philadelphia Police did not disclose if there were any leads at this time.
The Public Slate will provide updates as they become available.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
NBC10 Philadelphia: Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Woman on Roosevelt Boulevard
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