Two teenage girls and a 15-year-old boy are dead, while a number of others are hurt, in a vehicle-obliterating wreck on Staten Island Sunday night, authorities said.
According to police, the victims who died -- a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl along with the 15-year-old boy -- were all in a red Mustang that another 16-year-old was driving when the Mustang and a black SUV collided at Hyland Boulevard and Richard Avenue shortly before 9 p.m.
The 16-year-old driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. That person is expected to survive, as is the person behind the wheel of the black SUV. That individual was also taken to a hospital though was said to have less serious injuries.
The identities of the victims weren't immediately released, nor was a possible cause of the accident shared as of early Monday.
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Driving laws in New York say anyone with a junior learner's permit, which would apply to the driver under age 17, must be accompanied by a guardian or driving instructor between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. unless traveling between work or school.
The investigation is ongoing.