Three teenagers were ejected from a stolen SUV on Friday and killed when a minor driver lost control of the overtaking vehicle on a New York freeway and made several overturns, authorities said.
Nine teens and a toddler were seized In the Chevy Trailblazer, who was driving up and down on Long Island's Meadowbrook Parkway just before noon, the New York State Police said at a press conference.
The driver was a 15-year-old girl from Uniondale, a suburb of Nassau County reported about 30 miles from Manhattan, FOX 5 New York.
Police identified the victims as the driver's brother, David Sanchez, 13, the vehicle owner's son, Marlon Carbajal, 15, and Herbert Leo Avilles-Maravilla, 16, Newsday reported.
Two of the teens were found dead at the scene while the third died in a hospital, the New York Post reported.
The driver, five other teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 and the 18-month-old child sur
The Uniondale school district wrote in an online post that they were "heartbroken" by our community's tragic loss of young people and people gave their condolences to the families.
The vehicle lost control, overturned several times, and came to rest in the swamp on the west shoulder for the final rest.
"The vehicle lost control, was overturned several times and came to rest in the swamp on the west shoulder," said Maj. David Candelaria.
Investigators flew Helicopters over the wreck looking for bodies, said FOX 5. The accident closed several hours south.
The Chevy Trailblazer, which was stolen Thursday from the nearby town of Roosevelt, did not have enough seat belts to keep all passengers safe FOX 5
reported to investigate how fast the vehicle was running.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.