West Oak Lane car crash leaves 1 dead

A driver died when a car and taxi cab collided overnight in Philadelphia.

The deadly crash closed the intersetion of Old York Road and 71st Avenue in the city’s West Oak Lane neighborhood shortly after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The drivers of both cars were rushed to nearby Einstein Hospital, according to Philadelphia Police officers on the scene.

The driver of the car, a 35-year-old man, later died while the cabbie remained hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

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The crash left the front end of the PHL Taxi badly damaged and the driver side of the sedan smashed inward.

The cause of the wreck remained under investigation Friday morning.

Police didn’t say if the cab was taking a fare at the time of the wreck.

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