Delaware County Mourns Woman Killed in Philadelphia DUI Accident

In Folcroft, Pennsylvania, a vigil was held outdoors on Tuesday as religious hymns rang in the air in remembrance of 21-year-old Thaduba Turay. Loved ones were in mourning for the young woman who tragically lost her life in a drunk-driving incident on Interstate 95 North in Philadelphia earlier in the weekend.

Thaduba, a nursing student at Cheyney University, had dreams of becoming a doctor, as shared by her family members to Action News. Her father, Samuel Turay, was overwhelmed with grief; “She was everything to me,” he expressed, “We had plans, she had ambitions and a vision, and all that’s gone now,” he mourned.

The fatal collision happened just before 3 a.m. on Sunday. The authorities reported that a vehicle, going the wrong way in the northbound lanes between exits 19 and 20, crashed into Thaduba’s car head-on. The 44-year-old driver behind the wheel was found to be driving under the influence.

Action News tried contacting state police to confirm if the driver had been formally charged, released, or identified, but they have yet to receive a response.

In these sorrowful times, Thaduba’s father hopes to prevent reckless driving decisions. “Such actions rob people and families of their precious loved ones,” he voiced with pain. Samuel added that his daughter’s untimely departure leaves a gaping hole not only in their local community but also in their home country, Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

Thaduba sponsored the “Thaduba Passion Project”, a cause that supported over 30 young girls with their educational endeavors, providing them with school fees and materials. “Her departure is a huge blow to me, to our family, to the church, to the community, and even back in our home country,” her father reflected.

In light of her abrupt passing, Thaduba’s community in Philadelphia is rallying together to navigate through their shared grief.

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