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Two pedestrians die in separate car crashes Sunday

Philadelphia police are investigating the deaths of two women who were killed as they attempted to cross the street, on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

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The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the deaths of two people killed in separate auto accidents in the early-morning hours of Sunday. The drivers in both accidents stayed at the scenes.

The first accident occurred at 12:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Adams Avenue in Lawncrest. A 50-year-old woman was killed after stepping from the sidewalk into the path of a 2013 Toyota RAV4 traveling westbound on Adams, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, police said. The investigation was continuing.

The second accident happened at 2:34 a.m. in the 2600 block of Bridge Street in Bridesburg. While attempting to cross Bridge Street in the middle of the block, a 17-year-old woman was struck by a 2017 Ford Explorer traveling eastbound, police said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:46 a.m., police said. The investigation was continuing, police said.

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