Teenage driver arrested for Staten Island crash that killed 3 passengers


STATEN ISLAND, NY – Police announced that they have arrested the driver involved in a car accident on Staten Island that left three people dead, WNBC reports.

The crash occurred July 10, 2022 in the Pleasant Plains section of the borough.  According to investigators with the NYPD, the 16-year-old 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 was critically injured.  All the occupants of the Yukon sustained minor injuries.

Last week the NYPD announced that the teenage driver has been arrested on charges that include three counts each of manslaughter and assault, three counts each of assault, recklessly causing serious injury and assault, and recklessly causing serious injury with a weapon.

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