SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say a 17-year-old is dead and four others were critically injured when a car crashed into a tree Thursday night in Southwest Philadelphia.
The fatal accident reportedly happened on Cobbs Creek Parkway near Upland Street sometime around 9:30 p.m.
According to police, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when the teenage driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.
Police say the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Four passengers are hospitalized in critical condition.
Investigators say additional information is forthcoming.
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