Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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1 dead after early-morning crash

A crash in West Oak Lane left a man dead early yesterday, police said.

It happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Old York Road and 71st Street, according to Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman. A taxi traveling "at a high rate of speed" on Old York Road struck the passenger side of a sedan driven by a 39-year-old man as he was turning, Palmiero said.

Both drivers were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where the 39-year-old was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later, Palmiero said. The taxi driver suffered only minor cuts to his face, she said.

No charges had been filed in the case, which was still being investigated last night.

Cops probe river for missing boater

Police were searching the Delaware River last night for a man who fell overboard during an afternoon boat ride.

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m., when fishermen on the river near Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem saw the man take a plunge into the water, park manager Josh Swartley said. Those witnesses notified authorities, who rushed to the scene and fought to control the man's still-careening motorboat.

Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police Marine Unit, described the missing boater as a middle-age man wearing khaki shorts and a blue sweatshirt.

SEPTA train hits pedestrian

Montgomery County authorities were responding last night to reports of a person hit by a SEPTA train.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. near Ross Street in Norristown, on the tracks of the transit authority's Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line, SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger said.

Service was suspended in both directions last night as the investigation continued. There was no word on the condition or identity of the victim.

Yes, that's a big baby

A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a Delaware County hospital.

Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son, born Monday, is the largest baby that officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill can recall there. Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces.

The Dwyers live in Fishtown.

- Vinny Vella and wire reports

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