A vehicle in western New York hit a tree with a stop sign and killed four teenagers, the authorities said on Sunday Burns also hurt a 16-year-old girl sitting in the front seat as the passenger and the only one of the five teenagers in the vehicle that was wearing a seatbelt.
"We are deeply saddened to share this tragic news Three Dansville High School students died in a car accident early Saturday morning, the Dansville School District said on Saturday.
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The state police identified the victims as Rebecca Earner, 16; Ambra Eddleton, 16; Justin Carpenter, 14; and Kyrstin Wolfanger, 14; all over Dansville.
The injured girl was identified as Kelsi Bird, 16, of Dansville. She was also a student at Dansville High School.
The accident involved a Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2018, which according to police was driven by Rebecca.
Burns is about 10 miles from Dansville.
The police said the Jeep had driven off the road and hit the tree after a stop sign at a T-junction. The vehicle came to a halt in an embankment.
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The district said counselors would be in high school on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to help students and staff.