It happened around 12:40 a.m. on I-95 southbound near the Stadium Complex, just north of Broad Street.
Pennsylvania State Police confirm two troopers and a civilian were struck and killed at the scene.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY – The Pennsylvania State Police confirms two Troopers and a civilian were struck and killed on I-95 South in the area of milepost 18 in Philadelphia City at approx. 12:40 a.m. More information to follow.
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) March 21, 2022
State police patrol I-95 and Action News is told the troopers were making a traffic stop at the time.
Further information concerning the circumstances of the crash is unknown at this time.
Chopper 6 over the scene showed a patrol car severely damaged with its airbags deployed.
A second damaged vehicle, a silver Chevy, could also be seen at the site.
Just before 6 a.m., a police procession with at least 25 cruisers and motorcycles escorting the troopers’ bodies made its way from the crash scene to the medical examiner’s office.
WATCH: Police procession along I-95 after fatal crash
Philadelphia police were first to arrive at the scene. The Philadelphia Fire Department and state police were also called to the crash site.
All traffic on I-95 is being diverted off the ramps as all lanes remain shut down.
Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes. Northbound drivers may want to take the Platt Bridge to 26th Street to the Schuylkill Expressway to the Vine Street Expressway eastbound and back to I-95. Southbound drivers can take the Vine Street Expressway to the Schuylkill Expressway eastbound to 26th Street to the Platt Bridge and back to I-95.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the death of the two state troopers and civilian:
“Frances and I are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of these two state troopers and the individual they were assisting.
This tragedy is a reminder that our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day, and we Pennsylvanians are grateful for the men and women who protect us and our communities.
Frances and I are praying for the loved ones of these courageous troopers, the civilian they were assisting and for the Pennsylvania State Police.”
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