5-Car Wreck Kills Mom, 11-Year-Old Daughter on Long Island

Thursday, Apr 8, 2010  |  Updated 2:05 PM EDT
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Tragic Wreck Kills Mom, 11-Year-Old Daughter on Long Island

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The tragic wreck killed a mother and her daughter.

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A multi-vehicle crash on Long Island claimed the lives of a mother and her 11-year-old daughter.
       
Nassau County police said a tractor-trailer and at least four cars were involved in the accident Wednesday evening in Bethpage.
       
Detectives said Thursday morning that the tractor-trailer went through a red light and hit a Pontiac, which was turning left. That crash impacted a Lincoln Town car, which then hit a Honda Sedan and a Mitsubishi.

Barbara Ryan, 44, and her daughter Joanna had been in the Pontiac. They were both rushed to the hospital but didn't survive.

The driver of the tractor-trailer passed a preliminary breath test at the scene and volunteered to take a blood test as well. He wasn't injured in the accident, nor was the driver of the Mitsubishi.

A 71-year-old woman driving the Lincoln suffered shoulder and rib injuries but is listed in stable condition in the hospital. The driver of the Honda, a 23-year-old man, suffered from neck, back and shoulder pain.

Eileen Casper said her house vibrated from the impact, about 100 feet away.

Casper said it happened at a dangerous intersection. She said vehicles often run yellow and even red lights there.

Authorities removed the Lincoln, Honda and Pontiac from the scene for a comprehensive brake and safety inspection. The investigation is ongoing.       
 

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