Man arrested in crash that killed 75-year-old woman in West Kensington: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal auto-pedestrian incident in West Kensington on Saturday night.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. on Allegheny Avenue near B Street.

A 75-year-old woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a maroon Honda Civic traveling westbound on Allegheny Avenue, officials said.

The 29-year-old male driver left the scene but later returned. He has since been arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle.

Action News spoke with a man who says he was riding a SEPTA bus down Allegheny Avenue when the crash happened, and the bus came to a sudden stop.

"One car was trying to pass another one and hit the pedestrian, and hit her so hard she flipped," said David, a witness of the incident. "Flipped in the air, sneakers came off and everything. I was on the bus when that happened. The bus stopped, and the driver called the police and everything."

The woman, whose identity remains unknown, was taken to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead, officials say.
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