Man dies after driving into 2 poles as car catches fire in East Mount Airy: police

A single-car crash claimed the life of one man overnight in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section.

Police say the vehicle struck a pole before landing on a home's lawn and catching fire near Ivy Hill Road and Fayette Street just before midnight.

One victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead. He was later identified as 59-year-old Jeffrey Saputelli from Jenkintown.


The driver lost control after suffering a medical emergency, according to authorities, who did not release any further details.

No other injuries have been reported. The deadly crash is under investigation.