Five dead in horrific crash in Yonkers

Five people are dead after a horrific crash in Yonkers late Tuesday night.  It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Riverdale Ave. at Culver St.

Yonkers Police say the crash involved two vehicles.  An Infiniti sedan had a driver and hit a 2006 Nissan sedan had four 18-year-old Yonkers men inside.

Police say the Infiniti was driving erratically down Riverdale Ave.  When officers tried to stop it, they say the driver took off at an "extreme rate of speed" and hit the second vehicle.

The force of the impact split the Nissan in half. All four men in the Nissan were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.  They were identified as. Brandon Sierra, Randy Brisbane, Tamari Watkins, and Anthony Cruz.

The driver of the Infiniti, 36-year-old Devon Haywood of Mount Vernon, was removed from his vehicle and transported to a local area trauma center where he died from his injuries.

Video from the scene showed a car that appeared to have been sheared in half and debris scattered across a wide area.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said,  "Last night’s car accident on Riverdale Avenue was nothing short of tragic. Four young lives were cut short by the recklessness of one individual."

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