17 year old Christopher Avelo of Northeast Philadelphia was killed in a crash yesterday,October 26,2013 after he allegedly grabbed the steering wheel of a pick up truck and tried to steer it and his family out of danger. Police said he was a front seat passenger when the driver ,Joseph Snyder, his stepfather had a medical emergency.
The vehicle, a 2007 pick up truck was traveling on Red Lion Rd. approaching Norcom Rd. The road turns and the vehicle veered out of control and into the parking lot of the jet service center. I(t was there that it struck a parked para transit van, sending it into the building. There was no one on the bus.
Snyder and Avelo were trapped in their vehicle for an extended time, with three other family members. One was not hurt at all, two others were hurt very seriously, police said. The pick up truck had just missed a fuel storage tank. Had it contacted it, there could have been an explosion or fire, police said.
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