Meet Brandon Moore and Jonathan Ramos, Philadelphia’s favorite sons. Moore and Ramos thought it a smart idea to speed on a two-lane bridge across the Delaware River. Their idiocy resulted in an innocent man’s death.
Jonathan Ramos, 28, faces vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, causing death while driving with a suspended license, and related charges. Brandon Moore, 23, was charged with vehicular homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
When police arrived on the scene on Dec. 28 around 7 p.m., they found a heavily damaged Honda Civic and discovered that the driver had been killed by the collision. The driver was later identified as Gerardo Francisco Perez Martinez of Camden.
Bridge surveillance video and witness statements concluded that Moore, who was driving a 2018 Dodge Charger, struck the passenger side of Ramos’s 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which led to the fatal collision with the Honda Civic, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Moore reached a top speed of 112 mph, and Ramos at one point was traveling at 106 mph where the speed limit is 45 mph.
The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge has barely enough room for cars passing each other. It’s always been a treacherous bridge, and no one in their right mind would drive 100mph there. It’s an invitation to disaster, but hey, Philadelphians are not known for their smarts.