The dead - four males and a female - ranged in age from 8 to 17 and
included a 16-year-old boy who was believed to be driving when the
crash occurred at about 12:20 a.m. on the Hutchinson River Parkway
in Westchester County, according to police.
The lone survivor, a 9-year-old boy who apparently was riding in the
car's hatchback-cargo compartment, escaped from the rear of the
automobile and was taken to a nearby hospital with
non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
No other vehicles were involved in the wreck, and the full
circumstances of the crash remain under investigation, the
Westchester County Police Department said in a statement.
The deceased were all from the state of Connecticut, according to
The New York Times reported that all six of the youths were
residents of Derby, Connecticut, a working-class town west of New
According to the Times, the section of the Hutchinson River Parkway
near the exit where Sunday's accident occurred was ranked by a 2015
local news investigation as one of New York's most dangerous
stretches of roadway.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
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