1 dead, 1 critical in Bustleton accident

February 17, 2013 9:50:10 AM PST
Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of one person and critically injured another.

It happened around 3:45 a.m. on Grant Avenue near Krewstown Road in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia.

Police say a car was speeding as it traveled east on Grant.

The driver lost control, crossed Grant, and hit a tree.

Resident Charlie Keiper tells Action News it's the third accident in as many weeks along that bend of Grant Avenue.

Authorities say a car went out of control, struck a tree, and flipped over.

The car landed on its side.

A female passenger, said to be her in late teens to early 20s, was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 19-year-old male driver was partially ejected and transported to Aria Hospital Torresdale Division in critical condition.

Their names have not been released.