2 dead, 1 hurt after Roosevelt Blvd. crash involving tractor-trailer, SUV

Police came across a mangled mess on the 3900 block of East Roosevelt Boulevard where a Ford Expedition allegedly slammed into a tractor trailer in the outer northbound lanes in Feltonville Friday morning.

Police have identified the deceased as 40-year-old Marshaye Flowers and 25-year-old Asia Holland. Both were in the Ford at the time of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the Ford is in the hospital, but his condition is not known at this time.

Police say the tractor-trailer was legally parked, and its driver was not inside at the time.

Accident investigators say tractor-trailers are allowed to park in the outer lanes at certain times and in certain places, but neighbors say this amounts to a big danger on the boulevard.

The second problem is known all top well on this roadway: speed, and the kind that can have deadly results.

"You see cars flying here especially at night, 50, 60 miles-an-hour. Then when they lose control, it's too late," one neighbor told Fox 29.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Skid marks are only part of the evidence police are checking.