Philadelphia Police have identified the woman killed in Monday night’s collision between a SEPTA bus and a black Acura as 58-year-old Yvonne Scott of the 6500 block of N. Gratz St. in West Oak Lane.
Officer Jillian Russell, a department spokeswoman, said Scott was taken from the crash site at Old York Road and W. Sparks St. to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was declared dead about a half hour later.
The driver of the vehicle, Scott’s 31-year-old niece whose identity has not yet been released by police, remains in extremely critical condition at the same hospital.
While the 6:12 p.m. incident remains under investigation, NewsWorks content partner NBC10 is reporting that investigators believe the Acura was driving the wrong way down the street, and that they “found evidence inside the car that leads them to believe the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.”
“There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the Acura,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10. “It also had open containers of alcohol inside.”
Twenty-one passengers aboard the Route 55 bus were taken to Einstein and Temple University Hospital with minor injuries.