3 teens in speeding Mustang killed in Staten Island crash, police say

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.

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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.