NEW YORK - Three teenage passengers who were traveling in a speeding Ford Mustang that crashed into another vehicle and then split into two after striking a tree and then a pole Sunday night were killed, said police.
Authorities said the driver of a black GMC SUV was traveling eastbound at about 8:47 p.m. on Hylan Boulevard and turned left onto Richard Avenue as the Mustang was speeding west on Hylan and slammed into it.
As a result of the collision, the Mustang then struck a tree, splitting the vehicle into two pieces and ejecting the rear seat passengers Jesie Gil, 15, of Staten Island, and Ashley Rodriguez, 16.
Gil's sister, Fernanda, 16, was also killed.
The Mustang’s driver, a 16-year-old boy, was in critical but stable condition.
The 47-year-old driver of the SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. He was later arrested for driving with a suspended license.
A 44-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman, a 23-year-old man, and an 11-year-old girl were also injured and taken by EMS to Staten Island University Hospital North.
Early Monday morning, a woman came to retrieve a pair of black shoes sitting at the base of a pole at the crash site in Tottenville. She and a man with her did not want to speak to reporters. They got into a white car and drove away.