Philadelphia, PA – Stacey Murphy Killed in Hit-and-Run at 10th & Spencer Sts
Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2024) – Additional details of Saturday’s pedestrian collision in Philadelphia’s Fern Rock area have been made public by police.
The victim, a 52-year-old woman, was hit by two sedans and a truck before the authorities allege all drivers fled the scene, located near the intersection of 10th Street and Spencer Street. Shortly before 9:00 p.m. in the evening, the woman, identified as Stacey Murphy, was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, no one has been taken into custody, though witnesses were asked to call the police at their earliest convenience if they had any information.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Stacey Murphy.
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