Police are investigating vehicle crashes that left a female driver and a teenage dirt-bike rider dead in separate accidents on Philadelphia streets.
The 50-year-old woman was killed after her 2004 GMC Envoy struck a tree on the 1300 block of East Washington Lane in East Germantown just before 7:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:56 a.m. No other injuries were reported. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Police on Friday also identified the 18-year-old dirt-bike rider who died in a Thursday afternoon crash in North Philadelphia.
Jose Colon of the city's Feltonville section was killed when he tried to pass a box truck, lost control, and crashed, officials said.
The 31-year-old male truck driver was turning onto Erie Avenue from Whitaker Avenue when Colon tried to pass him on his 2001 Yamaha.