Man dies from injuries in Northeast Philly crash

A 27-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered in a three-car crash in Northeast Philadelphia this week.

Philadelphia police said Dennis Alexander, of Kensington, died Wednesday, a day after he suffered head trauma and other injuries in the accident at Woodhaven and Thornton Roads. 

The crash happened about 1 p.m. Tuesday, when a 2015 Honda Accord hit a 2010 Subaru Impreza and then struck the rear of 2006 Chrysler Town and Country, which had been disabled in the left lane of Woodhaven Road.

Alexander had been pouring fluid into the Chrysler's radiator; the crash pushed the vehicle into him as he stood in front of it, police said.

He was unconscious when police arrived and taken to a hospital for treatment, but died at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

The Chrysler's driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered neck and back injuries. Two 2-year-old twin sisters who were in child safety seats in vehicle's second row both suffered serious injuries, police said.

The Honda driver, a 30-year-old man, told police he had been distracted by something in his car before the crash, and was unable to stop in time before hitting the two other vehicles. He suffered hip and leg injuries.

The Impreza's 48-year-old male driver was not harmed.

No charges have been filed. Police said the investigation into the crash remains ongoing.