DA: Woman, 28, charged in fatal multi-vehicle crash in Mayfair

Authorities say a Montgomery County woman has been charged following a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday night that resulted in the death of a 3-year-old girl.

According to police, 28-year-old Brionna Wright has been charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and several other crimes.

Police say the crash happened started around 6 p.m. on the 6800 block of Frankford Avenue and continued through the 6200 block.

Brionna Wright , 28, is facing a long list of charges in connection with a multi-vehicle crash in Mayfair. (Philadelphia Police Department)

Witnesses told police the woman was driving fast and erratically when she sideswiped a SEPTA bus with passengers on board. Police say the woman hit two more cars then crashed into an oncoming car with two child passengers.

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According to authorities, the woman came to a stop after veering into a parked car. 

Police say a 3-year-old girl was killed from injuries sustained during the head-on collision. A 7-year-old broke several bones and required surgery. The driver, a 53-year-old and a 26-year-old front seat passenger, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Others sustained non-life threatening injuries and have since been released from the hospital.

“This incident in Mayfair was another completely preventable tragedy that culminated in the violent death of a toddler,” District Attorney Krasner said. “Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. Road safety is public safety, period.”


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