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Two Shinnecock Indian Nation Members Killed In Southampton Car Crash

The totaled Lexus is taken away. (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

The totaled Lexus is taken away. (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Two members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation were killed in a one-car crash on Saturday in Southampton on Long island.

Looking at what is left of the Lexus that hit the tree, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, it’s amazing that anyone survived the crash. Police in Southampton said that as four members were coming home to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation the driver lost control and slammed into a tree, killing the driver, 33-year-old Jason King, and the front-seat passenger, 22-year-old Duane White.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported 

“The car was totally mangled,” Sgt. Herman Lamison said. “It took emergency rescue workers 30 to 45 minutes just to extricate the two front-seat passengers. The two back-seat passengers survived. Speed definitely played a factor in this unfortunate tragedy.”

The back-seat passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Sgt. said that the crash happened around 2:30 in the morning at the entrance of the reservation on East Gate Road.

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