Two PA soldiers, another man killed on I-95; Road Closed in Both Directions – NBC10 Philadelphia

What to know

  • Two Pennsylvania State Police officers and one man were killed on Monday at I-95
  • The soldiers tried to lure the man who was on the I-95 into his car as the driver tried to get around the scene and hit all three
  • I-95 is closed in both directions

Two Pennsylvania State Police officers and one person were killed early Monday morning when they were hit and killed by a driver on Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia.

Officers tried to lure a man who was walking down the highway into their patrol SUV when they were all hit by a driver, state police said.

I-95 is closed to both directions between Broad Street and Walt Whitman Bridge.

A ceremonial procession brought the bodies of two state policemen killed through Center City. Miguel Martinez-Valle reports from NBC10.

The accident occurred around 12.40 p.m. on the south lanes of the I-95 near Lincoln Financial Field, state police said.

As the police stepped out of their cars, responding to the man walking, the woman who drove up to the scene tried to avoid him along the side of the highway, said Mike Staten, an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department of Traffic.

The driver hit all three people, throwing them into the northern lanes of I-95, Staten said.

It is not known why the man walked I-95.

The driver stayed on the spot. The investigation continues.

Pollution from the I-95 crash is still extensive, reports Randy Gyllenhaal of NBC10. The accident, investigation and closure caused a long delay in traffic on the freeway in both directions; Drivers should use Broad Street, I-76, or the Vine Street Extension as alternative routes.

Governor Tom Wolf released a statement on the officers’ deaths on Monday, saying he and his wife Frances are praying for the entire Pennsylvania state police.

“Frances and I are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of these two state officials and the person they helped,” the statement said.

“This tragedy is a reminder that our law enforcement officers put their lives in jeopardy every day, and we Pennsylvania people are grateful for the men and women who protect us and our communities.”

It is a developing story and will be updated.

Leave a Comment