Driver sought after teen killed in Roosevelt Boulevard crash

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Authorities are searching for a driver who walked away after a 16-year-old passenger in his car was killed in a crash Monday night on Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville.

Investigators said a Kia – which had previously been reported as stolen – was speeding at around 11:45 p.m. in the center northbound lanes of the Boulevard when the driver ignored a red light and smashed into the back of a 2006 Honda.

The teenage boy was ejected from the car, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, according to authorities.

Police said the Honda driver was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The driver was able to exit the vehicle and flee the scene, and investigators said he was last seen walking north on the Boulevard.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the PPD’s Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180/3181; call or text 215-686-8477; or submit a tip www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.

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