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Two killed, five injured after three-vehicle crash in Philadelphia

Two were killed and the other five were injured on a northeast Philadelphia boulevard around 12:10 a.m on Saturday.

The crash took place when an SUV was heading south on Roosevelt Boulevard at high speed. It then hit a curb and flew 15 to 20 feet before it flipped into two vehicles stopped at a red light.

A 34-year-old identified as Amber Shanta Brown and an 11-year-old identified as Tai’rhey Brown were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 57-year-old man driving the SUV was admitted to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. 

A 15-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl had a critical condition as they were going through treatment at St. Christopher’s Hospital.

Two people in one of the cars were admitted to a hospital with non-life-threatening.

A portion of Roosevelt Boulevard was closed for hours after the crash as police investigation into the incident continue.

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