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Surveillance Video Shows Impact In Deadly Crash At Somerton Gas Station; Residents Say Speeding Is Problem At Intersection – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An investigation is underway into a deadly collision in Philadelphia’s Somerton section early Thursday morning. Surveillance video shows a glimpse of the car crash that sent one vehicle spinning out of control.

The collision was so violent, it left a Chevy Impala split in half. Chopper 3 shows the back half of the car came to rest against a pole. The front half ended up next to a gas pump.

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The driver was killed.

Multi-Vehicle Crash In Philadelphia's Somerton Section Sends Man To Hospital
The wreck happened in Philadelphia’s Somerton neighborhood around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police say a red car was speeding north on Bustleton Avenue when it hit a southbound pickup truck that was attempting to make a left turn onto Byberry Road. The red car hit the front end of the Chevy Silverado, then struck a pole and separated into two.

The 44-year-old driver, identified as Jose Moses Sadler, was pronounced dead at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital.

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Amazingly, the 67-year-old pickup truck driver wasn’t hurt.

“This is, I would say, the second incident within a month. Two weeks ago, a Jeep just flipped over at the same location and I mean, it’s always bad. You always have to be careful,” Sunoco manager Kelvin Patel said.

People who live in the area say speed is a problem at this intersection.

“Once the light turns yellow, they’ll try to speed to get through the intersection because the traffic is kind of slow. People are in a rush, so they’ll try to rush to the light,” driver Ryan Putman said.

Police are investigating the tragic crash.

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No arrests or charges have been announced.

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