- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a man who caused a wrong-way crash in Philadelphia has died after he fled and jumped off an overpass.

Authorities say the man was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard in the city’s East Falls section around 4 p.m. Thursday. They say he sideswiped two cars and hit a third vehicle head-on.

Police say he then fled his car and jumped the barrier, injuring his foot and head. He died at a hospital just after 8:30 p.m.

Police say two people in the other vehicle were hospitalized with injuries. They are expected to live.

Police say the suspect’s girlfriend jumped out before the collision. Her mother, who stayed in the backseat, is being treated for a hip injury.

The man’s name has not been released.


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