Woman killed in I-95 rollover crash while returning from American Idol auditions
Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. — Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in suburban Philadelphia.
The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in Lower Makefield Township. Police say the woman, identified as Natasha Bellott who had just turned 20, was traveling home from attending “American Idol” auditions held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
The other victims involved in the crash are a 17-year-old, 24-year-old Carl Delpolito, 19-year-old Leslie McCoy, a 16-year-old, and 18-year-old Jacob Gorski.
Witnesses told police the SUV carrying the group was “flying” at high speeds when it flipped and rolled over. Three passengers were ejected from the vehicle, and fire officials described some of the surviving victims’ injuries as serious. The vehicle, a 2003 silver Jeep Liberty, came to rest in the center median.
A preliminary investigation determined that the accident happened as the driver lost control of the vehicle after it passed another vehicle which was also traveling north in the right lane, on the shoulder traveling with a high speed rate.
The vehicle then swerved from the right northbound shoulder, across both northbound lanes, and into the grass median in the center of I-95, where it then rolled over numerous times.
The victims, described by authorities as young adults from New Jersey, were taken to hospitals in Bucks County and Trenton.
Bellott and McCoy were transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center via ambulance where Bellott was pronounced dead. McCoy has a head injury and fractured ribs.
The other four occupants of the vehicle were taken to Capital Health Hospital in Trenton for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say Bellott still had her American Idol ticket in her pocket.
Originally published here by MyFoxPhilly.com.