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Authorities Identify Driver Responsible For Fatal Brooklyn Crash

Brooklyn Fatal Crash

Three people were killed, and three others were seriously injured, in a devastating crash in Brooklyn early Saturday. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The deceased driver of an Acura that blew threw a red light in Gravesend, Brooklyn, and caused a violent crash that also took the lives of two others, was identified Sunday as a 21-year-old man.

Jonathan Ishan-Sade, of 2626 Homecrest St. in Brooklyn, was identified Sunday as the driver who caused the crash at Avenue U and East 5th Street around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Ishan-Sade was driving the black 2003 Acura east on Avenue U, which struck a red 2009 Toyota Camry heading down East 5th Street through the intersection, police told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.

The Camry was headed north on East 5th Street when it was hit on the driver’s side door by the Acura, police said. The impact in turn caused the Acura to slam into a parked 2011 Honda Odyssey and a 2007 Lincoln Town Car, which in turn slammed into a parked 2011 Mazda CX9.

The Toyota slid east on Avenue U and hit a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus, which was stopped at the time, and a 2011 Mercedes Benz that was sent careening into a 2012 Honda Pilot. In all, nine vehicles, including the bus, were involved.

Ishan-Sade was killed instantly, as were a man and woman in the red Toyota were.

The deceased driver of the Toyota was identified as Andre Capers-Jones, 26. The front passenger who was killed was identified as Leonora Lavaud, 24.

Three others inside the Acura were injured. One of them was ejected and slid underneath the parked car behind the Acura.

That person was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition. People who saw him come into the hospital described him as unresponsive.

The other two were trapped inside and were pried out. They were also taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where their conditions were reported as stable.

Updates on the conditions of the injured passengers were not available Sunday.

A firefighter who responded to the scene also suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

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