The driver was drunk when he hit South Philly resident Derrick Lynn Montgomery's car in North Philly last Thursday, police said.
A drunken driver had a deadly collision with a local man and his girlfriend when he ran a red light in the Fairhill section of North Philly, police said.
Derrick Lynn Montgomery, 45, of Seventh Street and Snyder Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene; Florence Paige, 47, of the 1300 block of East Susquehanna Avenue, died at Temple University Hospital a half-hour later, said Sgt. George Golden of the Accident Investigation Division.
Montgomery's brother told the Review that Derrick was driving his girlfriend home when the accident occurred last Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
David Alameda, 27, of the 100 block of West Raymond Place, was traveling north on Fifth Street in a 1994 Honda when he ran a red light at Susquehanna Avenue and slammed into Montgomery, who was driving west on the avenue in a 1989 Plymouth, Golden said.
Alameda was admitted to Temple Hospital with head injuries, said the sergeant.
He was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of involuntary manslaughter and related offenses.
A viewing for Montgomery will be held tomorrow, 10-11 a.m., at Mitchum-Wilson Funeral Home, 1410 S. 20th St. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Cemetery.
Not target, but shot anyway
Two men resorted to gunfire to settle a score with another male outside his home on the 2700 block of Tree Terrace Monday afternoon. But the intended target's girlfriend ended up taking a bullet instead when the pair opened fire, police said.
The offenders showed up around 2 p.m. and knocked on the front door, said Sgt. Steve Biello of South Detectives. After the victim's boyfriend answered the door, the three started arguing and the boyfriend slammed the door on the pair, the sergeant said.
The culprits drew their pistols and squeezed off a total of six rounds that struck the front door and window, Biello said.
The girlfriend, 22, was inside and took a bullet in her left leg. She was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in good condition.
The victim's sister and children, who also were inside the residence, escaped harm.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday.