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May 29, 2024

Motorcyclist fatally struck by stolen vehicle driven by teen in North Philly

The driver and 4 other teenagers were taken into custody after they fled the crash scene on foot, police say.

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Motorcycle Crash Feltonville Thom Carroll/For PhillyVoice

Five teenagers were arrested Tuesday night after they fled the scene of a fatal crash in Feltonville, police say. The 17-year-old driver of a stolen SUV ran a red light and fatally struck a motorcyclist at Front Street and Hunting Park Avenue.

Five teenagers were arrested after they stole an SUV and fatally stuck a motorcyclist in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night, police said. 

The stolen Kia was driven by a 17-year-old who ran through a red light while speeding northbound on Front Street at 8 p.m., police said. He then crashed into a motorcycle that was heading west on Hunting Park Avenue in Feltonville.

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The car travelled about 1,000 feet down the street following the crash, investigators said. The driver and the other teens — three girls and a boy between the ages of 15 and 17 — fled the scene on foot. Officers chased them and took them into custody. 

The man wasn't wearing a helmet, 6ABC reported, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:18 p.m. Police haven't released his name. 

According to police, the SUV had been reported stolen Monday in Northeast Philly. The incident remains under investigation.