JERICHO, LONG ISLAND – Two teenage boys were killed in a crash on Long Island late Wednesday night involving an alleged drunk driver, reports WABC.
The accident happened on North Broadway in Jericho, in Nassau County. According to police, a man was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup south in the northbound lanes of the roadway at about 10:30 p.m. when he crashed into a 2019 Alfa Romeo sedan with four teenagers inside. The sedan then struck a 2023 Volvo.
Two 14-year-old boys who were riding in the Alfa Romeo were pronounced dead at the scene. They were students at Roslyn High School. Two other boys in the sedan, the 17-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger, were taken to an area hospital where they were listed in stable condition. Two people in the Volvo, a 49-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy, sustained minor injuries.
Police said the driver of the Dodge, identified as 34-year-old Amandeep Singh, tried to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Investigators said Singh was found to have a blood alcohol level of over twice the legal limit at the time of the wreck.
He faces multiple charges, including aggravated vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and driving while intoxicated.
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