A 23-year-old woman died last night after she lost control of her speeding car as she tried to exit Roosevelt Boulevard at the Germantown/Wissahickon exit, veered off the highway, hit a pole and sheared it in half and plunged down an embankment.

The woman, whose name wasn't released, died at the scene of the 10:31 p.m. crash, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. Three passengers in the woman's northbound 2013 Ford also suffered minor injuries - a man, 24, in the front passenger seat remains in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center with a broken arm and facial cuts, while two rear-seat passengers (a man and woman, both 24) were taken to Einstein for observation for minor injuries.

Chief Inspector Scott Small

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that investigators found several bottles of alcohol at the scene. "They believe both speed and alcohol were contributing factors to this auto accident," he said.