An investigation is underway following the death of an 11-year-old girl after a car accident in South Philadelphia on March 25.
Max Alejandro Drosi, 28, was suspected to be driving a rental car when he crashed into an SUV at the intersection of 8th Street and Washington Avenue after he ran a red light. The 48-year-old woman who was driving the SUV lost control of the vehicle and crashed into Captain Jessie’s Seafood — where a 25-year-old woman and her two children were then struck by the SUV.
Authorities say Drosi was under DUI and also distracted by his navigation system at the time of the accident, and that they will be checking cameras in the areas to investigate.
The little girl was out with family for a Sunday dinner and was just leaving the restaurant with her family. Suddenly, the SUV hit by Drosi’s vehicle caused the car to hit the girl fatally. Her mother, 3-year-old brother and a restaurant staff were also hit but their injuries were not critical.
The 11-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene by medics while the mother and 3-year-old son were rushed to Jefferson University Hospital. A male employee was also hit by the SUV and taken to the hospital. All suffered injuries, but are in stable condition.
According to police, Drosi is now facing multiple charges with homicide, homicide while driving under the influence, four counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence and reckless endangerment.
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