News: 1 dead, 6 injured in multi-vehicle accident in Overbrook Park

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – A multi-vehicle accident in western Philadelphia left one person dead and six others injured, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The crash occurred Tuesday at about 2 p.m. in the vicinity of Haverford Avenue and Rhoads Street in the city’s Overbrook Park section.

Police said a Ford Taurus was speeding on Haverford Avenue when it slammed into a Honda S2000. The Honda was then pushed underneath a Chrysler Pacifica van that was parked in front of it.

A 35-year-old man sitting in the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.  Five of the six people injured, including a 5-year-old boy, were hospitalized in stable condition. The condition of the other victim has not yet been released.

Haverford Avenue was closed in both directions for over four hours while authorities investigated the crash and cleared the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and police hope to review surveillance video from the area for additional clues about the accident.

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