Community Mourns the Loss of Pedestrians Struck and Killed

- A fatal car crash has an entire community grieving. Two young adults were struck and killed in a tragic accident over Labor Day weekend.

One of those victims a popular young woman who loved ones say played a big role in helping others.

The Chester County organization where she donated much of her time is remembering a woman who had a bright future ahead of her.  

FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reported to us live at the accident investigation division on Wednesday.

“Hearts were heavy at the YMCA in Phoenixville Tuesday as members and staff came to grips with the tragic death of 25-year old Amanda Digirolomo.

Amanda and 25 year old Bryan Botti of Baltimore were killed early Monday when they were struck by a taxi cab on Broad Street near Arch. Both had been attending the Made in America festival.

Amanda lived in Phoenixville and started working at the YMCA as an intern in 2013. Her mother and two sisters also worked here.

Police are still investigating the crash. The 41 year old cab driver from Rosemont Taxi stopped at the scene, but had to be hospitalized with chest pains.

Witnesses told police the driver may have been doing as much as 50 mph in a 25 mph speed zone.
 

Phoenixville YMCA released the following statement: 

Amanda was a smart, outgoing and hardworking young woman. She had a bright future. Her thoughtfulness, caring smile and positive personality will be terribly missed. The loss of such a promising young adult brings great sadness to our Y family. 

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