One dead in Frankford car accident

An 18-year-old died early Sunday morning when the driver of an SUV carrying three people drove into the back of a flatbed truck.

The accident, which happened around 5:30 a.m. on the 4200-block of Torresdale Avenue in Frankford, sent a 24-year-old female and a 17-year-old male to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. They were later released.

Rescuers worked for 45 minutes to free 18-year-old Francis Mole of the 4900-block of Cottage Street, but Mole died of his injuries. Police say no one in the SUV was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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