SUV flips into 2 vehicles, killing woman, boy; 3 critical

November 20, 2021 GMT

PHILAELPHIA (AP) — A sport utility vehicle went out of control on a northeast Philadelphia boulevard and crashed into two other vehicles, killing a woman and a boy and critically injuring the SUV driver and two other children, police said.

The SUV was heading south on Roosevelt Boulevard at high speed at about 12:10 a.m. Saturday when it hit a curb and flew 15 to 20 feet before flipping into two vehicles stopped at a red light, police said.

Police said 34-year-old Amber Shanta Brown and 11-year-old Tai’rhey Brown were pronounced dead at the scene while the 57-year-old man driving the SUV was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. A 15-year-old boy was in critical condition and a 12-year-old girl was critical but stable at St. Christopher’s Hospital, police said.

Two people in one of the cars were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the third car was uninjured.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.


This story has been corrected to correct name of adult victim to Amber Shanta Brown rather than Amber Shanta.