Philadelphia accident: Two families looking for closure after separate deadly hit-and-run crashes

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are searching for two hit-and-run drivers who killed a 21-year-old woman and 81-year-old grandmother in Philadelphia.

The family of 81-year-old Elizabeth Parker is mourning after her grandmother of 28 and great-grandmother of 20 were run over.

It happened just before 7:45 p.m. last Tuesday at the intersection of Musgrave Street and Chelten Avenue

She died in hospital on Thursday.

“We are injured,” said daughter Tina Parker. “We’re in pain like it’s hurtful that she’s gone. She was killed.”

Parker explained that her mother had broken ribs, broken bones in her neck, a hole in her bladder, and multiple organ failure.

Police are looking for the driver of the car they say initially stopped but then fled south on Musgrave Street.

“I’m hurt,” Parker said. “It’s sick because not only did he kill my mother, he killed us.”


The family of 21-year-old Octavia Aaron is also looking for answers.

The 21-year-old was crossing the street at Torresdale Avenue and Robbins Avenue around 2 a.m. last Saturday when she was allegedly hit by a white SUV. Octavia died at the scene and the driver sped away on Robbins Avenue.

“Why did you keep going?” asked her aunt Quenca Aaron. “You left her on the street like she was a street killer, so just come forward, do what’s right.”

Family members say that Octavia was close to graduating from college and becoming a physical therapist. She had just turned 21 in February.

“Really sweet, really loving, she just meant a lot to us,” Aaron said. “She was an incredible young lady. It was heartbreaking … It’s not something you ever imagine or want anyone else to go through.”

Police are asking for information to be reported.

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