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Rosa Lydia Rojas, 28, killed and child injured in pedestrian collision with alleged drunk driver at Aramingo Avenue and Tioga Street in Port Richmond area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:11pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mother dies, son injured after being struck in Port Richmond; driver suspected of DUI

The driver of the striking vehicle, a 29-year-old male, was taken into custody, and put into handcuffs. Police say he is suspected of DUI.

Police: Mother died saving kids from suspected DUI suspect in Port Richmond

The family is building a memorial for 28-year-old Rosa Lydia Rojas near Aramingo Avenue and Tioga Street where she was fatally struck around 9 p.m. Saturday.   

Mom killed saving kids from car driven by alleged DUI driver, police say

Ryan McHugh, of the 4700 block of St. Dennis Drive in Philadelphia, is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and causing an accident involving death.

Child, 9, saved in Port Richmond crash wants mother remembered as hero

Rosa's mother, Rosita, says that while she will never get over the loss of her daughter, she always knew that Rosa was the kind of woman who would willingly give her life for her kids.   

People Involved: 
Rosa Lydia Rojas
Ryan McHugh

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