Single Vehicle Accident With Fatalities Update
On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6:48 p.m., Harrisburg Police responded to the area of N 7th and Schuylkill Streets for the report of a vehicle crash with entrapment. Police and Fire personnel arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed in fire. Officers observed that the three occupants of the vehicle had been removed from the vehicle by bystanders who had dragged them away from the vehicle before it was fully engulfed by fire.
Two individuals, 40-year-old Eugene Jackson and 46-year-old Alfonso Hawkins were pronounced deceased on scene. The third individual was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital for medical treatment. Through the investigation it was determined that this individual was the driver of the vehicle.
At this time, it is known that the vehicle was travelling south on 7th Street at an accelerated speed sufficient to shear a utility pole which caused the vehicle to catch on fire.
The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Harrisburg Police or submit the information through Crime Watch.