Police managed to pull a minivan that crashed and sunk in the Delaware River. Reportedly, the incident occurred at 3 a.m. on Sunday, in the proximity of the Packer Marine Terminal, 3300 Columbus Boulevard.
Two witnesses stated that they saw the van speed down Oregon Avenue and crossing Columbus Boulevard, then plunging into the river. They also noted that no one seemed to come to the surface until police arrived at the scene at 4:20 a.m.
“We were sitting, and a car came flying by, silver, not sure the model. It just came flying by. I think they crashed into another car. I look over and see the gate missing, then heard a splash. I told my friend in the car, ‘yo, somebody just went into the water.’ We pulled over immediately and called the cops.” stated witness Azib Abdussabur. When he approached the dock, all he could see was a portion of the van’s fender.
As authorities reached the place of events, they used a tow truck to remove the vehicle from the river. It was a silver Buick minivan.
It seems that there was evidence that a crash occurred with another vehicle or structure. Also, the van’s windshield was destroyed, which may indicate that it was kicked out by one of the occupants. Marine units from the Philadelphia Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Coast Guard made it into the scene to support the investigation.
— Cherri Gregg (@cherrigregg) June 19, 2016
There were no injuries reported.