TACONY - Two people have died and four others are wounded following a two-vehicle crash in Tacony.
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday at Cottman and Torresdale avenues.
Police said 27-year-old Nehamiah Carstephen was driving a Chevy Malibu and blew a red light when he crashed into a Nissan Maxima carrying four female passengers. Three of the young women were ejected, one of whom was killed.
Authorities identified the deceased as Ciara Parker, also known as "Little Bits."
A 30-year-old woman was also critically injured with severe head trauma and bleeding on the brain. A 29-year-old woman suffered a broken hip and leg, and an 28-year-old woman driving the Nissan suffered a back fracture.
Carstephen suffered a broken arm as a result of the crash. He was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.
Carstephen's passenger, his 18-year-old nephew Rashaan Cole, was transported to Frankford Torresdale Hospital, where he was prononuced dead.
A bottle of alcohol was recovered from the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
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