Son of Pennsylvania Senator's Chief of Staff Killed in Car Crash

The son of the chief of staff of a Pennsylvania state senator died in a car accident early Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for the office of Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Hughes confirmed with NBC10 that 32-year-old Charles Gibson, the son of Marcella Daniels, Hughes’ chief of staff, died in a car crash in South Philadelphia.

The spokesperson described Gibson as a “very popular man,” and “very nice.”

Gibson was driving a silver Toyota Avalon southbound on Columbus Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:40 a.m. No one else was inside the car at the time.

Police continue to investigate the accident but told NBC10 Gibson was drag racing at the time of the crash.

This story is developing. Stay with for updates.

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