UPDATE: Police ID Crash Victims; Deceased Was 19
Witnesses said that the car that crashed into a business sign was racing another vehicle at the time of the crash.
Bensalem police have released the names of the deceased and injured from the one-vehicle crash in Trevose on Monday.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Aurelio Xhepaj and the front passenger was identified as Mary Logan, both of Philadelphia. They remain hospitalized at this time but their conditions are unknown, police said.
The deceased rear passenger was identified as Michelle Price, 19, from North Carolina.
On Monday, Sept. 3 at 10:25 p.m., police responded to 3153 Lincoln Highway (the Driver’s Choice store) for a report of a one-vehicle crash.
Police said a 2000 Volvo sedan was found to have left the northbound lanes of Lincoln Highway, rolled several times and struck the Driver’s Choice sign and caught fire.
Witnesses told police that this vehicle was racing another vehicle at the time of the crash. An off-duty officer who witnessed the crash described the other vehicle as a white Ford Crown Victoria.
The driver and front passenger, who were ejected during the accident, were transported to Aria Torresdale Hospital for treatment. The rear female passenger died while still inside the vehicle. Their identities are not being released at this time, as proper notifications still need to be made, police said.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it does not appear that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Anyone with information on this crash should contact Bensalem Township Police at 215-633-3719.