SOUTH PHILADELPHIA – A Florida man was charged for the death of an 11 –year old girl. The Police have charged a man from Florida in a deadly crash at a South Philadelphia market that killed an 11-year-old girl Sunday afternoon.
The 28-year-old Maximiliano Alejandro Drosi of Miami, Florida was identified as the driver and charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI and other related charges.
The young fatality was Samantha Nguyen-Ortanez of Sicklerville. The accident happened at 12:30 p.m. at Washington Avenue and 8th Street.
Drosi was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala on Washington when he ran a red light at 8th Street. His Impala rammed into an SUV that was going south on 8th. The SUV then ran up onto the sidewalk at Captain Jesse G., Inc. landmark seafood and produce complex.
Nguyen-Ortanez was coming out of the store with her family and friends when she was pinned to the wall by the out of control SUV. The youthful victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family was enjoying a Sunday afternoon shopping and by someone’s negligence, they lost a loved one, stated Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan.
The SUV continued its momentum and also hit the mother of the mother of the fatality, her 3-year-old child and a store employee. They were transported to the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with minor injuries and are all in stable condition.
The 48-year-old female driver of the SUV was taken to Hahnemann Hospital for slight injuries and declared in stable condition.
Police learned that Drosi was intoxicated while driving the rented car rental car was also distracted by a GPS. Drosi is expected to face homicide by vehicle charges, as well.
If you were injured in a car accident, please contact an experienced car accident lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering. .