1 dead, 2 injured in Huntingdon Valley crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
One person is dead and two others are injured after an accident in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County.

The accident happened on Huntingdon Pike and Spur Road in Lower Moreland Township shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"My neighbor says she heard people screaming right after it happened. Then we saw an ambulance and heard a helicopter," Lower Moreland resident Farryn Murphy said.

Police have not revealed many details of the accident, but it involved two vehicles.



A gray car suffered heavy front end damage. A red car overturned due to the impact of the crash.

Witnesses say the gray car was traveling north on Huntingdon Pike around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the other vehicle coming from Spur moved into its lane.

"There's a lot of traffic that comes off the side street right up the pike. The speed limit is posted 45, but not too many people follow the speed limit," resident Rod Benjamin said.

Two people were pulled from the wreckage, one from each vehicle.

They were taken to nearby Abington Memorial Hospital. One was in critical condition, the other suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters surrounded the red car where a third person trapped inside was pronounced dead on the scene.

"It's scary to think that somebody could die in an accident right around the corner from where we live," Murphy said.

Residents in the Montgomery County community say this stretch of the pike is busy; they're surprised they don't see more tragic crashes like this one.

Throughout the night, emergency crews were working to get the body of that third person out of that red car.

Identities have not been released.

Lower Moreland Township police are working to find out exactly what happened.
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