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Posted: 05/9/2013 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
A 45-year-old man died after the Jeep SUV he was riding in smashed into a tree early Wednesday morning, police say.
It wasn’t the impact but the suffering of the woman driving the car that woke Phil Symynyshen, who lives at the corner of Arlington Street and Polson Avenue.
"The moaning woke me up," said Symynyshen, who called 911 when he and his girlfriend went outside and saw the crumpled vehicle wrapped around the tree. He said he believes the driver was wearing a seatbelt but her passenger who died likely wasn’t.
"She was still alive. He was under the dash."
The force of the accident shredded bark off the tree and sent debris flying through a picture window at the side of Symynyshen’s house.
The crash occurred just before 2 a.m.
Speed and alcohol are considered factors in the collision, police say.
The Cherokee was travelling quickly north on Arlington when it went out of control and hit a tree on the northeast side of the intersection.
Both the passenger and the 30-year-old woman behind the wheel were rushed to hospital in critical condition. The woman was upgraded to serious but stable condition Wednesday.
Police said a gold-coloured, four-door car with two male occupants was in the area at the time of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271.
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