Three teenagers dead after Staten Island car crash


A Ford Mustang and a GMC SUV collided on Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island Sunday night, killing three teen passengers and injuring others, according to NYPD officials.

The two cars were traveling in opposite directions along the road in Tottenville, when the driver of the SUV tried to turn on Richard Avenue at around 8:45 p.m., officials said.

At that point it collided with the Mustang, being driven by a 16-year-old boy, police said. An NYPD official said they believed the Mustang was speeding, though the investigation was still in its preliminary phases.

The impact killed two teen passengers at the site of the crash, while a third died shortly after at the hospital. The victims included two girls, aged 15 and 16, and a 14-year-old boy. Authorities had not released their names while their families were being notified.

The 16-year-old driver of the Mustang was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said. The SUV’s driver and passengers all survived the crash with minor injuries.

Local news footage from Pix 11 and CBS New York show the Mustang was mangled in the crash.

It wasn’t clear whether the 16-year-old driver had a learner’s permit, which would have required a licensed driver over the age of 21 to be in the car with him. Some 16-year-olds are eligible for junior licenses, though they’re still not allowed to drive alone within the five boroughs.


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