Stolen vehicle causes deadly chain-reaction crash in North Philadelphia: police

A crash involving a stolen vehicle ended in tragedy when one person was killed early Sunday morning as police search for two suspects.

Police say a 2003 Honda Accord ran a red light on North 20th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue just before 1 a.m.

The Honda then struck a 2020 Chevy Spark, causing it to collide with a 2013 Buick Enclave.


A 38-year-old man was ejected, and pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Edwin Villamizar.

Two other people were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Honda fled the scene on foot, according to authorities.