Police: Car crash in Mayfair leaves 1 dead, another injured

Philadelphia police are investigating a crash that left one person dead and another person injured on Tuesday morning. 

According to authorities, medics responded to the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue for reports of a crash around 4:47 a.m. 

Investigators say a 2004 Acura was traveling southbound on Frankford Avenue  at a high rate of speed and drove through a red light before it struck a Nissan that was also traveling southbound on Frankford Avenue. 

The victim, identified as 39-year-old Joseph Francis, was driving the Acura was then ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead around 5:15 a.m., police say. 


Authorities say a 60-year-old man was driving the Nissan and was transported to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital, where he is in stable condition.  

Officials say traffic in the area of Unruh Avenue and Rawle Street was blocked off as authorities continued their investigation.