Three dead in separate accidents

Three people died of their injuries sustained in separate accidents across the region yesterday. The accidents happened in Summerdale, Wissinoming and Burholme.Around 12:40 yesterday morning, Tyrell Graves of the 900-block of Bridge Street in Summerdale was struck by a southbound vehicle as he crossed the Roosevelt Boulevard/Bridge Street intersection. He died early that afternoon at Einstein Medical Center. The Roxborough woman who struck him has been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter.

At 11 a.m., 71-year-old Joseph Ellerkamp was struck while crossing Cheltenham Avenue near Vandike Street, where he lived. The Wissinoming resident died at 3 p.m. The driver who hit him stopped at the scene and has not been charged.

Sixty-year-old Patrick Tierney of the 7500-block of Lawndale Avenue was struck by a northbound vehicle while crossing Cottman Avenue and Dungan Road around 5 p.m. He died 25 minutes later at Jeanes Hospital. That driver also stopped and has not been charged.

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