Driver charged after striking, killing homeless woman in Kensington

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- Authorities say a driver accused of running over and killing a homeless woman while fleeing from a fender-bender in Kensington will face vehicular homicide and other charges.

Authorities allege that 34-year-old Jessica Ledee-Davila was driving a minivan that rear-ended another vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Monday, then sped off and jumped a curb.

The minivan then allegedly struck 22-year-old Rhiannon Broderick, who was lying on a mattress on the sidewalk near Kensington Avenue and Cambria Street.

Police say a 27-year-old man who was lying next to Broderick was also struck.

Authorities say Ledee fled on foot. Broderick was pronounced dead at a hospital after suffering severe head trauma. The man had bumps and bruises.

Police say Ladee also faces charges of fleeing the scene, aggravated assault, reckless endangering and driving without a license; her attorney's name wasn't immediately available.