This report was almost too tragic for us to read.
The Associated Press (via Yahoo! News) reports that a severe car accident along a Long Island parkway Monday morning resulted in the deaths of four 18-year-old passengers. The 17-year-old driver—who only had a learner's permit—survived & was taken to a hospital.
The accident, which left the car cut in half, occurred on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway at about 4 a.m. The front and rear parts of the vehicle were loaded separately onto a flatbed truck and carted away from the scene.
State Police identified the driver as 17-year-old Joseph Beer of Queens. Police said those killed were thrown out of the vehicle after the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road and crashed into the woods.
Our prayers go out to the families of those lost in the accident.