Two Philadelphia Men Charged in 100+ MPH Fatal Crash on Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Authorities in Burlington County say two men who were both driving at over 100 MPH on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge have been charged with vehicular homicide in connection to a fatal crash in December.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Public Safety Director Patrick J. Reilly say 28-year-old Jonathan Ramos has been charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, causing death while driving with a suspended license, and endangering an injured victim by leaving the scene without rendering aid .
23-year-old Brandon Moore was charged with vehicular homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Moore was taken into custody on January 22nd and released following a first appearance in court. Ramos is lodged in the Burlington County Jail and he has a detention hearing on March 5th.
According to police, just before 7:00 on the night of December 28th, Burlington County Bridge Commission police officers responded to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge for a report of a multi-vehicle crash. When the arrived on-scene, they observed a heavily damaged Honda Civic and discovered that the driver had been killed by the collision. That driver was later identified as 35-year-old Gerardo Francisco Perez Martinez of Camden.
Cops say Ramos and Moore were both returning to Philadelphia from New Jersey and after they left the toll booth, they both began speeding across the bridge. Surveillance video and witnesses say Moore, who was driving a Dodge Charger, hit the passenger side of Ramos’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, which led to the fatal collision with Martinez.
An investigation determined that Moore reached a top speed of 112 MPH and Ramos at one point was traveling at 106 MPH. The posted speed limit on the bridge is 45.