A man believed to be drunk or high on drugs ran a red light in Northeast Philadelphia shortly after midnight and plowed his GMC Denali into a Honda Accord, killing two people inside the car, according to Philadelphia Police.
The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. But Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters at the scene that the driver appeared to be "impaired" and that a syringe, pills and other narcotics were found, “in his possession.”
The Accident Investigation District gave this account:
The driver, 33, of Philadelphia, was traveling east in his Denali on St. Vincent Street about 12:20 a.m. today in the Castor neighborhood. He disregarded a red light, striking the Honda Accord, which was traveling south on Bustleton Avenue.