2 dead after car hits home in Chester, Pa. and bursts into flames

The driver was the father of three children, family members told Action News.
CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Both the driver and the passenger of a car were killed after a vehicle slammed into a home in Chester, Pennsylvania and burst into flames.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. at Penn and 2nd streets.

A gaping hole could be seen in the side of the building with the wreckage of the car inside.

Family members tell Action News that 45-year-old Jarue Stewart died driving back from a comedy show around 2 a.m. when the crash occurred.

Jarue Stewart

Janeisha Bowman, who identified herself as the sister of that driver, said she woke up to a devastating phone call.

"He was an awesome person. He had a good heart, took care of his children. He worked. He was a good man," she said.

Stewart was the father of three children.

"He was a good person," said his daughter, Lashawn Dickerson.

The passenger in the car has not been identified.

The homeowner said no one in her house was injured but she said this is the sixth car to crash into her kitchen since she moved in years ago.

"This tragedy this morning has hurt my heart because someone lost a child, in fact two lives were taken, we need something done," said Lavada Driggins. "Let's put a barrier out here."

The cause of this crash remains under investigation by the Delaware County accident investigation team.

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