3 teenagers dead, 1 injured after vehicles collide on Staten Island


STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – Three teenagers were killed when their car was involved in a crash in the Pleasant Plains section of Staten Island Sunday night, the Staten Island Advance reports.

According to investigators with the NYPD, the driver of a Mustang was going east on Hylan Boulevard at an unsafe speed at about 8:50 p.m. and swerved from the left lane into the right lane at Richard Avenue. A Yukon making a turn from Hyland Boulevard onto Richard Avenue slammed into the driver’s side of the Mustang. The passenger side of the Mustang hit a tree, causing the vehicle to split in two.  The front of the Mustang went onto a sidewalk and then struck a tree and a telephone pole.

Two passengers in the Mustang, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, died at the scene.  A third passenger, a 16-year-old girl, died after being taken to Staten Island University Hospital.  The driver of the Mustang, a 16-year-old boy, was transported to the same hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition.

The 47-year-old driver of the Yukon and four passengers, a man, two women and an 11-year-old girl, all were hospitalized with minor injuries.  The Yukon driver, 47-year-old Maher Asi-Mahmoud, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to investigate the cause of the wreck.

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