Scarsdale accident: 5 young people killed after car hits tree, burst into flames; 9-year-old escaped vehicle, police say
SCARSDALE, Westchester County (WABC) — Five people were killed in a serious car accident in Scarsdale.
A sixth person in the car at the time of the accident, a 9-year-old boy, was the only survivor.
Officials say the Nissan SUV went off the road near Hutchinson River Parkway and Mamaroneck Road bridge at around 12:20 a.m. Saturday.
The car hit a tree and burst into flames, officials said. A 16-year-old was allegedly behind the wheel.
The five who were killed were between the ages of eight and 17, authorities said.
The 9-year-old boy was riding in the trunk and was able to escape, officials said. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center.
Officials say the victims are all from Derby, Connecticut and may be related to one another.
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