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Roosevelt Boulevard is one of the city's most dangerous thoroughfares. On Friday, the House Transportation Committee heard testimony about the potential use of speed cameras along the roadway.

October 14, 2016

Police: Two teens killed in Roosevelt Boulevard crash during rush to hospital

Authorities say driver disregarded red light signal after father was robbed, assaulted

Two teenagers were killed in a collision on Roosevelt Boulevard early Friday morning as the driver of one of the vehicles rushed through a red light to visit his father at Temple University Hospital.

According to police, the crash occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Front Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.

The driver of the first vehicle, identified as 18-year-old Ahmed Shain, disregarded a red light signal in order to get to the hospital, where his father had been transported after a reported robbery and assault during a pizza delivery in North Philadelphia.

Traveling westbound, Shain's 2002 Hyundai Sonata collided with a southbound 2004 Ford Explorer before careening into a traffic light, investigators said. The passengers in the car, Shain's 19-year-old brother Osman Zeylnov and 16-year-old Maggie Lynn, were both killed in the crash.

Both Shain and the driver of the Explorer, a 55-year-old woman who has not been identified, were transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center to be treated for minor facial injuries.

Shain's 48-year-old father — whose name has not yet been released — reported being robbed and assaulted at 11:47 p.m. Thursday night while making a pizza delivery to the 1900 block of Bristol Street. At the corner of Bristol and Clarissa streets, two suspects allegedly claimed to have ordered the food and held the victim at gunpoint when he exited the vehicle.

A struggle over the gun resulted in the victim being struck three times in the head before a marked police car came up the street and the suspects fled the scene.

The first suspect is described as a light-skin black male about 5-feet-8 with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a gray zip-up sweatshirt and a white T-shirt. The second suspect is described as a dark skin black male, also about 5-feet-8. He was dressed in all black at the time of the incident.

Police have not announced whether charges will be filed against Shain in the car crash. The investigation is active and ongoing with Accident Investigation District and Northwest Detective Division.

Donations to assist with Maggie Lynn's funeral costs can be made to a GoFundMe page created in her memory.