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Penn Police investigates after a black Laredo Jeep speeding down Walnut Street collided with a white Toyota Solara at the intersection of 38th and Walnut at approximately 3:50 a.m, leaving an overturned vehicle in front of the Tau Epsilon Phi chapter house. 

Credit: Julio Sosa

Around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, a black Laredo Jeep speeding west on Walnut Street collided with a white Toyota Solara that was heading north on 38th Street, according to officers and bystanders at the scene. 

The black Jeep flipped over, before coming to rest outside the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity house at the intersection of 38th and Walnut streets. The fire department, Philadelphia and Penn Police all responded to the scene, the Division of Public Safety said. Passengers and drivers in both cars were later seen being transported in stretchers to ambulances. DPS confirmed the passengers and drivers were taken in for medical evaluation and are not believed to be affiliated with the University.

The black Jeep was travelling at least 65 miles per hour and had sped past three preceding red traffic lights before crashing with the Toyota, said taxi driver Mohammad Ali, who witnessed the event. Debris and glass littered the intersection, with police arriving approximately three minutes after the crash. 

College junior Adam Sopylo, who was in his room at the time, heard a loud crash, before leaving the house to investigate. He noted that the police had to break the sunroof of the black Jeep in order to reach the driver, who was shouting incoherently. 

According to DPS, Philadelphia Police will be taking care of the investigation.

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