Remembering Lives Lost in Northeast Philadelphia Crash

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) People came out to remember three lives lost in a crash. It happened back in July in Northeast Philadelphia when a car with five people inside hit a tree along Sandmeyer Lane right off of Red Lion Road. Today, family and friends walked in their memory.

They came by the dozens, family members and friends of three young people who lost their lives in a suspected street racing accident five months ago.

“It’s hard I had to go through your daughter’s birthday in September without her, Thanksgiving without her and I had to go through Christmas without her.”

They gathered at a restaurant where 17-year-old Yvette Gonzalez, 20-year-old Felipe Hernandez and 17-year-old Sabrina Rhoads met that fatal night before the crash. From there, the crowd marched to a Sunoco station where the driver of the car the victims were in, Christopher Bloomfield, stopped to talked to some friends just minutes before the horrific crash.

From there, the mourners walked to Sandmeyer Lane and the spot where the 2007 Acura left the roadway and crashed into a tree; killing the two teenage girls and trapping Hernandez in the vehicle.
Bloomfield showed up at a local hospital later.

Accident investigators continue to work on the case with the district attorney's office but so far no charges have been filed. Police found a second car and identified the driver in the suspected street racing incident. While relatives and friends of the victims await justice, they want their loved ones remembered.

“All I have is her ashes to kiss good night and good morning. I don't want this case forgotten about."

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