April 26, 2011, Philadelphia, PA - A 19-year-old who was driving a stolen car was placed in custody and hospitalized after causing a fatal Philadelphia car crash that killed his passenger and injured 4 people, police have reported.
According to a report at Philly.com, two of the people who were seriously injured were pedestrians, a man and woman ages 84 and 79 respectively. Police said their conditions were critical after the Southwest Philadelphia accident.
The passenger who was killed has been identified as 20-year-old Kalil Sephus, who had resided in Kingsessing.
Based on police reports, shortly after 7 p.m. April 5, a stolen Acura was seen headed west in Kingsessing on Chester Avenue. The driver failed to stop at a red light and hit a car on 58th Street that was traveling northbound.
The Acura's driver lost control of the car and Sephus was thrown from the vehicle. The Acura then hit a traffic pole and pinned the two pedestrians. Another pedestrian, an 82-year-old woman, was also injured as was the driver of the other car. Police said their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The driver of the stolen Acura was listed as critical at Hahnemann University Hospital. The two pedestrians who were also critical were transported to the same hospital. The woman suffered a fractured leg and the man had a head injury.
The 19-year-old is expected to face multiple charges.
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