2 dead in multi-vehicle crash on I-95 in Port Richmond

All northbound lanes were closed for approximately five hours as police investigated.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
2 dead in multi-vehicle crash on I-95
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For unknown reasons, police say a driver stopped in the northbound right center lane near Exit 25.

PHILADELPHIA -- Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 in Philadelphia.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound lanes of I-95 near Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond.

For unknown reasons, police say a driver stopped in the northbound right center lane near Exit 25.

Another driver then slammed into the back of the first car.

The driver of the first car was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the second vehicle continued to travel north and flipped multiple times before coming to a stop in the left center lane. The second driver was also ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

A third driver then swiped the back of the second vehicle, crossed all lanes of traffic and crashed into a concrete barrier on the right shoulder of the highway.

The third driver was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Temple University Hospital.

All northbound lanes were closed for approximately five hours as police investigated.

The scene was cleared just before 6 a.m. and lanes reopened.

The names of the victims have not been released.