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Temple University community gathers to mourn student killed in weekend crash

PHILADELPHIA - The Temple University community came together Wednesday night to mourn the loss of a student killed in a car accident over the weekend.Daniel Contreras Francisco and three members of his family were killed in a car accident in Connecticut early Saturday morning. Just a day before his passing, Daniel walked in the university’s commencement ceremony as he was just one class shy of earning his bachelor's degree. MORE HEADLINES: He was described as a leader on campus who was heavily involved in the fraternity and sorority community. Students gathered at the Bell Tower on campus to honor his memory Wednesday. The university is offering counseling services to anyone affected by the tragedy. 

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PSP: Missing, endangered woman from Connecticut killed in police chase in Chester Heights - - state Pennsylvania - state Connecticut - county Chester - city Concord
PSP: Missing, endangered woman from Connecticut killed in police chase in Chester Heights
CHESTER HEIGHTS, Pa. - A woman died after she crashed head-on into a pole as police were chasing her in Chester Heights Borough on Wednesday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, troopers on patrol came upon a running vehicle in a parking lot around 1 a.m. in Concord Township. Authorities say the car's registration information revealed that the vehicle, a 2012 Ford Focus, and thedriver, a 50-year-old woman, were listed as missing and endangered from Connecticut. Troopers approached the car and saw an unresponsive female in the driver's seat, officials say. State Police says troopers tapped the window, causing the woman to wake up. Troopers say the woman then began to exhibit signs that she was possibly undergoing a mental health episode and she sped away. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESTroopers followed the woman as she fled and attempted to stop her, but she put the car in reverse, striking the troopers' patrol car before going north in the southbound lanes towards oncoming traffic, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Authorities say the woman then drove back into the northbound lanes recklessly while ignoring lights and sirens from troopers. As the troopers continued to follow her, she drove head on into a utility pole on Valleybrook Road and was ejected from the vehicle, according to officials. Police say she was pronounced dead on scene and that an investigation is ongoing. This is a developing story.