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3 women killed by alleged drunk driver after Sweet 16 party on LI

Three girls had been killed in a late-night crash Saturday by an accused drunk driver on Lengthy Island after they left a Candy 16 get together, in line with police and sources.

The crash got here at 11:11 p.m. Saturday in New Hyde Park outdoors an occasion area on the Jericho Turnpike, the place a driver of a Mercedes-Benz sedan rammed right into a Lincoln City Automobile carrying a driver and 5 different passengers, the Nassau County Police Division mentioned Sunday.

Three of the feminine passengers within the again seat of the automobile had been pronounced lifeless on the scene, in line with the division.

The motive force and different passengers of the Lincoln had been taken to close by hospital, and are in steady situation, the Nassau County Police Division mentioned.

The motive force of the Mercedes, Dante Lennon, was charged with a DWI and three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter, cops mentioned. Lennon — a 22-year-old from Freeport, Lengthy Island –was taken to a neighborhood space hospital to be handled for non-life-threatening accidents, and can seem in courtroom when he’s properly sufficient, in line with police.

Fatal accident in New Hyde Park LI
A Mercedes touring westbound on Jericho Turnpike collided with a Lincoln City Automobile with six individuals in it.
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Scene of the crash on LI
Three girls had been killed after they left a Candy 16 get together.
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Scene of the crash on LI
Three of the feminine passengers within the again seat of the automobile had been pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Juan Gonzalez/NY Put up
Scene of the crash on LI
The motive force and different passengers of the Lincoln had been taken to close by hospital.
Juan Gonzalez/NY Put up

A regulation enforcement supply informed The Put up the ladies who had been killed had simply left a Candy 16 get together on the Inn at New Hyde Park. The venue hosts weddings, bar mitzvahs, Quinceañeras and different celebrations, according to its website.  

“Very disturbing, by no means seen that ever in my life,” mentioned witness Jaylen Augustin, according to ABC7. “[W]hy would that occur? I simply can’t imagine it.”

Police at the scene
The motive force of the Mercedes was charged with a DWI and three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter, cops mentioned.
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