3 teenagers killed when car crashes into wooded area in Suffolk County


HOLTSVILLE, LONG ISLAND – Authorities said a car accident on Long Island Wednesday night claimed the lives of three teenagers.

According to Newsday, the crash happened on Nicolls Road in the vicinity of Division Street at about 9:43 p.m.  Suffolk County Police said a 16-year-old boy was driving a 2009 Infiniti G37 north on Nicolls Road when the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a tree in a wooded area, then overturned.  The driver and one passenger were ejected.

The three teenagers in the vehicle, all high school students, were pronounced dead at the scene.  They were the driver, a Holtsville resident, and two passengers, a 17-year-old from Moriches and an 18-year-old from Mastic.

Officials said grief counselors were on hand Thursday at the high school the teenagers attended.

Police were conducting a safety check on the vehicle involved as part of their investigation.  Witnesses told police the driver was speeding prior to the crash, according to a Patch report.

Anyone with further information about what happened was asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad.

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