Five young people aged 8 to 17 have died in a fiery SUV crash on the Hutchinson River Boulevard in Scarsdale, New York.
Police said five young people aged between 8 and 17 died in a fiery SUV crash on Scarsdale’s Hutchinson River Boulevard early Sunday morning.
According to Westchester County Police, the victims were driving north when their Nissan Rogue veered off the boulevard just north of the Mamaroneck Road exit.
Police believe a 16-year-old was driving the car. According to the preliminary investigation, he did not exceed the speed limit, law enforcement sources said.
According to police, the Rogue crashed into a tree and caught fire. The driver died in the accident along with three boys and a girl. All five lived in Derby, Connecticut.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.
The only survivor of the crash was a 9-year-old boy riding in the back of the SUV’s cargo area, police said. He escaped from the back of a car and was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with non-life threatening injuries.
The man, who identified himself as the father of at least one of the children, declined to comment on Sunday.
“Please let us mourn and respect [our] privacy, thank you,” the man wrote on Facebook.
The Westchester County Police Accident Investigation Team and detectives from the County’s General Investigations Unit investigate the accident.
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