Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash Had Just Moved to Philadelphia This Month

Zachary Woods, 27, was walking to class at Wharton when two cars collided. He fell 38 feet from the elevated section of Walnut Street at 30th.

Both the Inquirer and Daily News have more heartbreaking details of the pedestrian killed in a car crash at 30th and Walnut Streets Tuesday. The victim was 27-year-old Zachary Woods, who had just begun taking classes at the Wharton School. Two cars collided in the intersection, knocking Woods off the overpass. He fell 38 feet.

The Inquirer notes that Woods was preparing to propose to his girlfriend next month, a woman he’d met while spending the last five years working in China. Woods was a native of Monroe, New York; his mother is a judge in Orange County. The Wharton School expressed condolences on Facebook.

The Daily News talks with his aunt and a college swim coach who notes his 11th place finish in the 200m backstroke at the 2009 NCAA Division III national championships. He attended Middlebury for undergrad.

[Inquirer | Daily News]