A 15-year-old girl who was learning how to drive in an SUV in a Port Richmond shopping center parking lot Monday night struck and killed two homeless men outside a store, police said.
The victims have not yet been identified.
The teen was with her mother and two other people in a black Ford Explorer when the accident occurred just after 8:45 p.m. outside the Dollar Tree in the shopping center in the 3600 block of Aramingo Avenue, police said.
"She was navigating into a parking spot and made a mistake. The vehicle lunged forward, striking two men who were seated at the wall of the dollar store," Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Overwise told 6ABC.
A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and his 55-year-old companion died a half-hour later at Hahnemann University Hospital, police said.
There was no word on possible charges.
In Pennsylvania, drivers must be 16 years old to obtain a learner's permit.