Sunday, April 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Man dies as car crashes into SEPTA station

A man died early Sunday after the police say he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a SEPTA station in South Philadelphia.

The police said the driver, whose name has not been released, was speeding eastbound on Oregon Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. when he hit the median, flipped the vehicle and struck the station at Broad and Oregon Streets.

The 54-year-old man, who was the only person in the vehicle, was ejected and pronounced dead at 5:36 a.m.

The police said investigators are unsure if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

A SEPTA spokeswoman said travel was impacted for about an hour at the station. She said there was minimal damage, none structural, to the building.

– Tricia L. Nadolny

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