• January 31, 2017

Kimberly Phillips, Loraya Braxton Killed in Alleged DUI Accident in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA -- A suspected alcohol related crash claimed the lives of Kimberly Phillips and Loraya Braxton in the area of Philadelphia, PA.

It appears the alleged drunk driver was driving along Roosevelt Boulevard when the incident took place. The report claims the two sisters, Ms. Phillips, 19, and Ms. Braxton, 10, were walking across the street when they were struck by the Jeep Wrangler. Ms. Phillips was killed at the scene of the incident. Her sister was taken to St. Christopher's children's hospital, but died a short time after arrival.

The driver of the Jeep, 48-year-old Kenneth Ruch, has since been charged with multiple offenses related to the incident.

The cause of the incident is unclear, but police say they believe alcohol was a factor.

There was no further information available at the time of the report.

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