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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Fire crews are on the scene of a multi-car crash that ended with a car in flames and a power outage. The incident happened on Frankford Avenue around 5:27 p.m.

CBS3 obtained video and photos from the scene, where the flames of the car fire are visible over a fence.

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According to the Philadelphia Fire Department, both fire crews and Philadelphia police responded to the crash.

One car hit a PECO pole. When officials arrived, the second car was on fire.

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Officials told CBS3 a 64-year-old woman was taken to the hospital. There is no word on her condition.

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There is an electrical outage reported in the area due to the accident.

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Philadelphia student, 17, shot dead after walking out of high school: report

A 17-year-old student has reportedly been shot and killed in Philadelphia after walking out of his high school. 

Police sources told Fox29 Philadelphia that the victim – identified as Christopher Braxton – was fired at twice by at least one gunman after emerging from Bartram High School around 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

The station reports that Braxon was struck once in the chest in the 2300 block of South 66th Street and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 

The shooting occurred near Bartram High School in southwest Philadelphia, police told Fox29.

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The motive for the shooting remains unclear and as of Thursday, no suspects have been publicly identified.  

The Philadelphia Police Department did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. 

Philadelphia has seen 39 homicides so far in 2022, reports say. (iStock)

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Family members told Fox29 Philadelphia that Braxon was a senior at Bartram High School and lived just a few blocks away from the scene of the shooting. 

As of Wednesday, the killing marked the 39th homicide in Philadelphia this year, the station added. 

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