Crash involving oil truck, stolen car fleeing police kills 5

Crash involving oil truck, stolen car fleeing police kills 5 Photo: AP

February 14, 2018 05:51 PM

RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — A stolen car fleeing police has been involved in a devastating crash with an oil truck and two other vehicles on Long Island, leaving five people dead.

Police say the wreck occurred Wednesday in the Suffolk County hamlet of Ridge, 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of New York City.


Newsday reports one of the victims was ejected from the stolen car. The other four victims were in another car.

Police say the stolen car had two occupants and was speeding away from officers "some distance behind" it when it struck the truck and another car. The other car then hit another vehicle and burst into flames.

Images from the scene show a mangled vehicle and metal strewn along the road.

The truck driver and the other person in the stolen car sustained non-life threatening injuries.


Information from: Newsday,


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