News: 1 dead, 2 hurt after car hits pedestrians in Fairmount Park

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police say a man driving under the influence struck three pedestrians in a Philadelphia park Wednesday night, Fox 29 reports.

The accident in the city’s Wynnefield Heights section left one of the pedestrians dead and two others injured. A man driving a Lincoln Navigator south on Belmont Street just before midnight lost control of the vehicle near the intersection with Parkside Avenue, authorities said.  The vehicle hopped a curb into the park and hit the pedestrians.

A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after being trapped underneath the vehicle. Two other men sustained injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening. The two, ages 48 and 55, were transported to Penn Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested on DUI charges, police said.  He was not hurt in the crash.

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