Police Pursuit Ends in Deadly Philadelphia Car Crash

A police chase on the morning of December 19, 2010 ended tragically with two dead and one critically injured.

Just moments after officers called off the chase, a catastrophic Philadelphia auto accident occurred on the 3500 block of Schoolhouse Lane when the 2001 Buick flipped over and caught fire.

One man died when he was thrown from the vehicle, and another 25-year-old male was found dead in the back seat of the car. A third occupant of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, was listed in critical condition.

It is not known why the officers were pursuing the vehicle; however, we do know that the vehicle had fled from 35th district officers in Logan. They are suspected on gun violations as they threw a gun from the vehicle which was later recovered.

No officers were injured in the incident.