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One dead in fiery crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Once struck from behind, the woman's vehicle struck a curb and then a tree before bursting into flames, police said.

Roosevelt Boulevard is pictured from Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia.
Roosevelt Boulevard is pictured from Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia.Read moreTIM TAI / Staff Photographer

A 23-year-old woman was killed just after 1:30 Sunday morning on Roosevelt Boulevard at Grant Avenue when her northbound vehicle was struck from behind by one traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.

Once hit, the woman’s car hit the curb, struck a tree, and then burst into flames, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle that struck hers spun around and got stuck in the center median between the northbound and southbound lanes. That driver was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

An investigation continues.