NEW YORK - Three women who had just left a sweet 16 party were killed and two others were injured after a crash allegedly involving a drunk driver on Long Island Saturday night.
It at around 11:10 p.m. on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Police say a 2010 Lincoln Town Car with five people inside was in the eastbound lane in front of The Inn at New Hyde Park catering hall when they were hit by a 2012 Mercedes-Benz.
Three women, who were family members, were riding in the back of the Lincoln died at the scene, while two others were taken to a nearby hospital. They were listed in stable condition.
Dante Lennon, 22, the driver and only occupant of the Mercedes, was arrested and was charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, and driving while intoxicated.
He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was to be arraigned as soon as he was medically able.
Nassau County police say that an investigation into the crash is ongoing.