Delco woman dies after car plunges into Schuylkill

A woman died Sunday night when she drove her car off Kelly Drive and into the Schuylkill River trying to avoid a crash with another car.  Credit: Google Images
A woman died Sunday night when she drove her car off Kelly Drive and into the Schuylkill River trying to avoid a crash with another car.
Credit: Google Images

A Darby Borough, Delaware County, woman died late Sunday night after she drove her car off Kelly Drive to avoid an oncoming vehicle and into the Schuylkill River.

A male passenger was able to escape from the sinking Toyota, CBS Philly reports. He swam to the river’s banks and called for help.

Police and rescue crews were unable to get to the woman in time to save her. Reports indicate the accident victim was in her 20s, but she has not yet been identified publicly.

The woman reportedly was driving south on Kelly Drive about 11 p.m. when she swerved to avoid a car in the northbound lanes that had crossed into the southbound side of the roadway.


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