Police ID driver killed in fiery Roosevelt Boulevard crash

Watch report from Action News
March 25, 2014 2:55:08 PM PDT
Police have identified the driver who was killed after his vehicle crashed and burst into flames in Northeast Philadelphia late Monday night.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Eric Ferrell of 1500 block of Seller Street.

The accident happened around 11:15 p.m. on the 4600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard near Tower Drive.

According to police, Ferrell was travelling inside a 2011 Mazda at high rate of speed, lost control, hit the curb, and then struck a tree in the median

The car flipped onto its side and then burst into flames.

Firefighters brought the fire under control.

Ferrell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle with the body still inside was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

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