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11-02-2016, 04:44 PM

Police: Man And Teen Charged In Kensington Street Racing Accident That Killed Toddler (http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/11/02/police-man-and-teen-charged-in-kensington-street-racing-accident-that-killed-toddler/)
November 2, 2016 3:17 PM


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a 17-year-old male and a 23-year-old man have been charged following a street racing crash in Kensington that killed a three-year-old girl.

Authorities say the vehicle left the scene of the accident back on August 8.

Three-year-old Esther Palmer died after she was ejected through the rear door window when the vehicle she was in with her mother and grandmother was struck.

Police say the striking vehicle was involved in a street race southbound on 2nd Street and the driver had “no regards for vehicles or pedestrians.”

The crash happened on North 2nd Street, at West York Street. Police say a 17-year-old in a silver sedan struck another car going westbound on York.

Authorities say the driver of the dark-colored vehicle fled the scene.

Officials released surveillance video to get the public’s help in identifying the driver.

Police say the driver eventually came forward, provided information and surrendered the vehicle, a 2000 Honda Accord.

As a result a 17-year-old, who cannot be identified because of his age, and 23-year-old Hector Torres Jr. have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, accident death (no license), and aggravated assault by vehicle.