Teens killed in car wreck were racing to hospital

Teens killed in car wreck were racing to hospital

Police said Friday the victims of a fatal auto collision were two teenagers, who were on their way to a hospital to see about a different recent injury.

Maggie Lynn Goloff, 16, and Osman Zeylnov, 19, who were in the rear seat of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by Ahmed Shahin, both perished after the car ran a red light, being struck by a Ford Explorer around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Shahin, 18, was identified by 6ABC after police originally reported he was the brother of Zeylnov. He was driving them to the hospital, to Temple University Hospital, where his father was a patient, having just been the victim of a robbery.

Shahin’s father was “robbed and physically assaulted while making a food delivery,” a police report said, before Zeylnov’s brother ran the red light at Roosevelt Boulevard and Front Street.

The father, 48, was allegedly robbed at 11:47 p.m. Thursday on the 1900 block of Bristol Street while delivering pizza by two unknown black males armed with a handgun. The father allegedly reached for one’s gun and fought back, when a marked police car drove by, causing the two suspects to flee. That investigation is ongoing.

The driver of the Ford Explorer that struck the Sonata, a 55-year-old female, and were both treated for minor facial injuries.

No criminal charges against anyone were reported yet in connection with the crash as of Friday.

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