Five children have died in a crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway in upstate New York. According to police, the car driven by the 16-year-old left the roadway, hit a tree and caught fire. Only a nine-year-old boy who was supposed to be riding in the back of the car survived. The section where the accident occurred is considered the most dangerous on the highway, the New York Times reported.
Five children between the ages of eight and 17 were killed in a crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale, New York, on Sunday. All of the victims were Connecticut residents, Westchester County Police said in a statement posted on social media.
According to the US police, the vehicle driven by the 16-year-old left the road and then “hit a tree and caught fire”.
Only a nine-year-old survived. He was probably sitting in the back of the wrecked car
According to information provided by the police, a nine-year-old boy survived the accident. The boy probably traveled from the rear of the Nissan Rogue, possibly in the cargo area of the car. He managed to get out of the wrecked car. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said via Facebook.
A sibling died in the accident. Information from the school superintendent
The fatalities of the accident are four boys and one girl. The police did not release their names. The Associated Press, citing information from a school superintendent in Derby, Connecticut, said the children were siblings.
As the police emphasized, the cause of the tragic event is being investigated by a team of specialists with the support of detectives from the police investigation unit. The statement noted that no other vehicles were involved.
The New York Times reported that the section where the accident occurred is considered the most dangerous on the highway.
Westchester County Police Department, PAP
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