A Philadelphia car crash, which occurred on Wednesday, September 28th, left authorities with a missing persons case on their hands when the driver of a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis was unable to be found.
The accident occurred at about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Ferry Road and Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. Witnesses reported that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Ferry Road when it slammed into the riverbank wall. The car then plunged into the Schuylkill River.
The driver, 29-year-old Chrystal Wallace-Ferrall, was quickly swept away from the accident scene. Witnesses claimed that they spotted her in the river near the third bridge pillar before she was swept away by the current.
Rescue crews searched the river for Wallace-Ferrall, even using sonar equipment to locate her body; however, they were not successful.
On Monday afternoon, pedestrians discovered Wallace-Ferrall’s body along the river near Hunting Park Avenue and Kelly Drive, about one mile from the scene of the accident.
Wallace-Ferrall’s mother, Yolanda Wallace, stated that Wallace-Ferrall went to get her hair done and didn’t make it home. She said that Wallace-Ferrall loved her two children, ages 3 and 9, very much. She believes that the accident must have been caused by a mechanical failure.
Police have not yet determined the cause of the accident, but they are examining the vehicle to determine if any brake failure or other mechanical failure occurred.
We at Cordisco & Saile offer our condolences to the family Chrystal Wallace-Ferrall.