A 19-year-old Philadelphia man is expected to face criminal charges after a late-night crash in Port Richmond left one man dead, police said Wednesday.
Police said they suspected the man, whose name was not released, had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when his GMC van smashed into a Ford Windstar minivan on Richmond Street near Schiller Street about 11 p.m. Tuesday. He was undergoing tests Wednesday for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
The driver of the minivan, Venustiano Vidals, 49, of Camden, was pronounced dead at the scene. Vidals was an immigrant from Puebla, Mexico, who lived in a trailer park with his wife, Eda; a 12-year-old daughter; and a 14-year-old son, his family said. He leased the single-wide trailer when he moved to the United States 15 years ago
and bought it five years later. ….MORE