Man rush­ing to hos­pi­tal to see dad crashes

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT - As­so­ci­ated Press

A mo­torist, ap­par­ently rush­ing to a Philadel­phia hos­pi­tal to see his in­jured fa­ther, ran a red light, was hit by an SUV and crashed into a util­ity pole, re­sult­ing in the deaths of his two pas­sen­gers, au­thor­i­ties say.

The 18-year-old driver, who was not iden­ti­fied, also was in­jured in the Fri­day morn­ing crash and treated for mi­nor in­juries, as was the un­named driver of the sport util­ity ve­hi­cle, po­lice said. The two killed were iden­ti­fied by au­thor­i­ties as 17-year-old Mag­gie Lynn Goloff and 19-yearold Os­man Zeyl­nov.

Po­lice said the mo­torist was ap­par­ently rush­ing to Tem­ple Med­i­cal Cen­ter to see his fa­ther who, hours ear­lier, had been robbed and as­saulted while mak­ing a food de­liv­ery. The 48-year-old fa­ther was de­liv­er­ing pizza to an ad­dress in the Nice­town neigh­bor­hood of north­west Philadel­phia shortly be­fore mid­night Thurs­day when he was flagged down by two men who said they had or­dered the food, po­lice said.

One man threat­ened him with a gun and de­manded the food and his be­long­ings and, dur­ing a strug­gle for the gun, the vic­tim was struck on the side of the head with the gun be­fore the sus­pects fled as a po­lice car drove down the street, po­lice said. Friends of the crash vic­tims mourned their loss. “Just a beau­ti­ful per­son in­side and out,” Jamie O’Con­nor, a friend of Goloff’s, told news re­porters. “She al­ways had ev­ery­body’s back, even if they were in the wrong sit­u­a­tion.” Another friend, Hay­ley Visalli, said Goloff “was gonna grad­u­ate, she couldn’t wait to get a car, she couldn’t wait to get her own place, she just got a new kit­ten.”

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