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May 06, 2023

Man dies after crashing car into pole and hitting house in Northern Liberties

At 3 a.m. on Saturday, the 25-year-old lost control of a 2011 Mercedes driving on the 600 block of North 7th Street, police say

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Fatal car crash Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

A 25-year-old man died after losing control of a vehicle and crashing into a pole and house on the 600 block of North 7th Street in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

A 25-year-old man died after crashing a car in Northern Liberties on Saturday morning, police said.

Police responded to a call of a crash around 3:00 a.m.The man, who was driving a 2011 Mercedes, lost control of the car, speeding, and hit a pole before crashing into a house on the 600 block of North 7th Street, according to multiple reports. 

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First responders took the man to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m., Fox 29 reported

Police initially believed a shooting led to the deadly crash. However, further investigation revealed it was a single-car crash, 6ABC said

An investigation by the Crash Investigation Division is ongoing.