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Three dead after SUV crashes into subway station in Philadelphia at 100mph

Three dead including a ‘decapitated and dismembered’ pedestrian after a SUV crashes into a Philadelphia subway station at 100mph

  • A driver and two pedestrians are dead after an SUV crash early Tuesday morning
  • Police say the driver hit a subway station in Philadelphia at 100mph
  • A man was ‘decapitated and dismembered’ in the crash, as well as burned
  • A woman was ‘severely mangled and crushed’ in the accident
  • A 53-year-old male pedestrian was taken to the hospital in stable condition 
  • The Allegheny Avenue SEPTA station remains closed while police investigate

A speeding driver and two pedestrians were killed after an SUV ‘easily going 100 miles per hour’ crashed into a Philadelphia subway station.

The driver jumped a curb and hit three pedestrians on a sidewalk before crashing into the Allegheny Avenue SEPTA station, police confirmed to DailyMail.com.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the crash was ‘really gruesome,’ noting that one victim’s body was left completely dismembered.

‘One of the pedestrians – clearly decapitated and parts of his body dismembered,’ Small told FOX 29. ‘And parts of the body were actually burned because immediately after this accident, the engine compartment of the vehicle caught on fire.’

Small said another pedestrian, believed to be a woman, was severely mangled and crushed in the accident.

‘All three of these victims were pronounced dead immediately on location,’ he said of the two pedestrians and driver. A third pedestrian, a 53-year-old man, was transferred to nearby Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

A speeding driver and two pedestrians were killed after an SUV ‘easily going 100 miles per hour’ crashed into a Philadelphia subway station

The driver jumped a curb and hit three pedestrians on a sidewalk before crashing into the Allegheny Avenue SEPTA station around 2.45am Tuesday

The driver jumped a curb and hit three pedestrians on a sidewalk before crashing into the Allegheny Avenue SEPTA station around 2.45am Tuesday

One pedestrian was 'decapitated and parts of his body dismembered' after being struck. His caught was also burned after the SUV burst into flames

One pedestrian was ‘decapitated and parts of his body dismembered’ after being struck. His caught was also burned after the SUV burst into flames

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the crash was 'really gruesome,' noting that one victim's body was left completely dismembered

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the crash was ‘really gruesome,’ noting that one victim’s body was left completely dismembered

The horrific crash took place around 2.45am Tuesday when a patrol officer saw a Honda Pilot ‘obviously traveling at a very, very high rate of speed’ near Kensington and Allegheny Avenues.

The SUV hopped the curb, struck a turnstile and crashed into the train station, hitting three people standing on the sidewalk along the way. Witnesses say the vehicle ‘immediately burst into flames.’

‘As soon as it smacked something, just flames came up,’ a bystander told NBC 10. ‘I was hoping it didn’t blow up.

‘Like d**m man, this is catastrophic man,’ he added. 

Little is known about the driver, believed to be a man, but note the SUV is registered outside of Philadelphia. He was reportedly dead by the time paramedics approached the vehicle.

Officials are currently reviewing video footage of the crash and intend to speak to the hospitalized pedestrian about the incident. The crash remains under investigation.

nother pedestrian, believed to be a woman, was severely mangled and crushed in the accident

nother pedestrian, believed to be a woman, was severely mangled and crushed in the accident

The driver and two pedestrians were immediately pronounced dead at the scene

The driver and two pedestrians were immediately pronounced dead at the scene

A third pedestrian, a 53-year-old man (not pictured), was transferred to nearby Temple University Hospital in stable condition. Investigators plan to speak with him about the incident

A third pedestrian, a 53-year-old man (not pictured), was transferred to nearby Temple University Hospital in stable condition. Investigators plan to speak with him about the incident

Meanwhile, the Allegheny Station is being bypassed while authorities investigate.

Shuttle buses will run in both directions between Somerset and Tioga as an alternative option for commuters.

Police say the crash caused ‘severe damage’ to the building and left a ‘large crack in the station’ that spans several feet. 

The metal turnstile outside the building was torn off at its base.

It is unclear when the station will reopen. Small said the Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections would likely need to check the stability of the facility before the public can use it again.



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