Woman killed, children and driver injured when car slams into tree in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Officials said a woman was killed and two young children and the driver were injured when a car slammed into a tree on Girard Avenue in the Mantua section of Philadelphia Friday morning.

It happened on Girard Avenue near 34th Street just before 10:30 a.m.

Chopper 6 was overhead as rescue personnel worked to aid one of the victims.

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Car slams into tree in West Philadelphia; at least one injured

Police said a 24-year-old man was driving a white Nissan Maxima when the car hit a tree.

According to investigators, a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A one-month-old boy and a 6-year-old girl were transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

There is no word on the extent of their injuries.
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