A 34-year-old Oxford Circle man was arrested Thursday and charged with homicide by vehicle in a fatal crash that killed an 8-year-old boy in Crescentville on Wednesday, police said.
Michael Finn of the 5900 block of Frontenac Street also was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and related offenses.
The crash occurred about 1:40 p.m. on Whitaker Avenue near Herkness Street, police said. Finn was driving a 1996 Honda Odyssey east on Whitaker and was swerving in and out of lanes when the minivan sideswiped the passenger side of a 1989 Honda Civic that was about to turn left, police said.
An 8-year-old boy in the Civic was rushed by medics to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday. Police did not release his name.
The boy's father, 28, who was driving the Civic, was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition Wednesday.