Veronica Santiago was killed by a hit-and-run driver after buying Chinese takeout in North Philadelphia. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the driver ran a red light, struck the 26-year-old, and left Santiago bleeding to death on the street. She was announced dead at Temple University Hospital four hours after the accident.
Santiago left to buy food at the nearby Chinese store when her cousin, Vanessa Velasquez, "heard a loud boom." The hit-and-run driver slammed into Veronica Santiago, a mother of two, as she was crossing the intersection. Velasquez heard screaming and immediately rushed outside. She said the impact of the hit threw Santiago under another vehicle.