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Published on April 15, 2024
Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on I-95 in South PhiladelphiaSource: Google Street View

A tragic incident unfolded on I-95 in South Philadelphia early Sunday, claiming the life of a young woman. Pennsylvania State Police have reported that the woman became a casualty of a wrong-way collision caused by a 44-year-old man believed to be intoxicated, according to NBC Philadelphia.

The incident occurred around 2:41 a.m. when a vehicle, driven by the alleged drunk man, navigated southbound in the northbound lanes between the Walt Whitman Bridge and Columbus Boulevard exits, leading to a head-on collision with the 21-year-old woman's car. While on their way to the crash, troopers witnessed the devastating scene.

Following the crash, 6abc Action News reports that the wrong-way driver sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Preparations for charges against the man are currently being finalized by the state police, as the investigation continues.

The identity of the 21-year-old woman has not yet been publicly disclosed, pending family notification of the heartrending loss. The driver involved in the deadly incident that the authorities transported to the hospital is facing impending legal ramifications, as confirmed by state police, as reported by CBS News Philadelphia.