Germantown man charged in Friday’s fatal crash

    A Germantown resident is being charged in connection with a fatal auto accident that occurred on Friday night, on the 4200 block of North Broad Street.

    According to a statement released by the Philadelphia Police Department, Gregory Alston, 39, is charged with Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, and Homicide by Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, Fleeing Police, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and “a slew of related offenses.”

    At approximately 9:55 p.m., 25th District Officers stopped a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. When officers asked the driver for his identification, he instead pointed a handgun at the officer, and fled. A pursuit ensued, ending on the 1000 block of West Ontario Street, where Alston allegedly struck a 1995 Tan Honda Accord.

    The Accord’s front seat passenger, Danny Irizarry Roman, of North 8th Street was pronounced dead at the scene. The 26-year-old female driver was transported to Temple Hospital where she is in critical condition. The third passenger, a 4-year-old boy, was taken to St. Christopher Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

    Check out the dramatic video from NBC10.

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