Man charged with vehicular homicide following altercation in Northeast Philly bar

The victim had just returned home from serving in the military
The scene of an investigation into an alleged vehicular homicide in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday. Photo credit NBC10

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 22-year-old man from Philadelphia is facing murder and other charges after allegedly hitting a man with a car and killing him.

Deputy Police Commissioner Frank Vanore says it happened outside of a bar on Comly Road near Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

That's where Jason Corona, 24 from Virginia, was with his family celebrating the return of a relative, home from military deployment.

While inside the establishment, an altercation happened between him and Frederick Falcone, according to officials.

Falcone allegedly got in a car, sped through the parking lot, and hit Corona. Corona was taken to the hospital where he died.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged Falcone with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident when someone dies, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and other related counts.

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