Police: 1 killed, pregnant woman injured following crash in Crescentville

Police say a man is dead and a pregnant woman is in critical condition following a crash involving a suspected impaired driver in the city's Crescentville neighborhood.

It happened at Whitaker Avenue and Pennway Street around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, a Nissan SUV was struck by an Acura, which caused the Nissan to crash into a pole and two unoccupied cars.

The 30-year-old male victim, later identified as Anthony O'Connor, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The passenger, a 30-year-old female who is reportedly 5 months pregnant, suffered trauma to her abdomen and legs.

Officials say she needed to be extracted from the mangled car and is in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Police say the Acura was driven by a 43-year-old male. He was taken to Temple Hospital for minor injuries and later arrested for driving under the influence.

The investigation is ongoing.


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