2 dead following multi-vehicle accident in East Falls

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTXF) Police say two people have died and three are in critical condition following a crash in East Falls.

According to police, a Mazda 6 carrying three adults and four children slid out of control Sunday on the rain slicked road of Henry Avenue and T-boned another car.

"It looks like the vehicle lost control. We don't know how, went into the other lane, and then they collided,” said Philadelphia Police Captain John Wilczynski.

Police say 6-year-old Eric Barksdale-Perez and 20-year-old Zaire Ross-Wilson died following a multiple vehicle accident in East Falls, according to authorities.

Police say the only one in a car seat or even wearing a seat belt was the 7-week-old girl who suffered severe brain and abdominal injuries. According to police, two adults in the front seat were ejected.

Nine people were taken to various hospitals.

Weather conditions did play a major factor in this accident, according to authorities. 

 

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