PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 34-year-old woman was killed in a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning. Police say the driver fled the scene.
Witnesses told police the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed before the car crashed and overturned. Crews are working to clean up car parts left behind.
First on CBS3, surveillance video shows that sedan speeding down The Boulevard.
Video shows the car appears to run a red light along Roosevelt Boulevard before a big crash.
“It sounded like an airplane hitting the ground,” one man said.
Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Friday morning on The Boulevard near Devereaux Avenue in Oxford Circle.
Witnesses described to police seeing a man in the driver’s seat of a blue Scion as it swerved, went over the center median, hit a light pole and flipped over.
After the crash, police say a man got out of the driver’s seat and pulled a 34-year-old woman from the car.
Police say it appears the driver then tried to unsuccessfully pull the license plate off. Instead, police say he left DNA evidence behind.
“There is blood on the license plate and you can clearly see that the license plate was completely bent up,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “Someone appears tried to tear that plate from the back of the vehicle.”
The driver then ran from the scene. Minutes later, when officers arrived, the woman was pronounced dead. Officers are now searching for the driver.
“We’re pretty confident we’re going to be able to identify the driver based on the ID that was in the vehicle and the witnesses, what they saw,” Small said.
Police have not yet released the identity of the driver or the woman who died.
CBS3 is working to learn more about them both – and we’ll have updates starting at 4 p.m.
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