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Cops: 1 dead, 1 critical after car crash on Broad Street

One man was dead and another critically injured when police say a car ran a red light in North Philadelphia and plowed into their vehicle.

Cops: 1 dead, 1 critical after car crash on Broad Street

One man was dead and another critically injured when police say a car ran a red light in North Philadelphia and plowed into their vehicle.

Cops said the two men were headed eastbound on Allegheny Avenue crossing Broad Street on their green light just after 8:30 p.m. when a car on Broad Street ran the red light and crashed into their car, causing it to then slam into a light pole.

The driver of the first car was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:18 p.m., cops said, and the 24-year-old passenger was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. Police said the driver of the car that ran the light stayed at the scene and only suffered minor scratches and bruises.

It was unclear around 10 p.m. whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash, and the age of the driver who died at the scene was unknown, according to police.

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