DOVER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One man from New York City and another from Argentina were severely burned Monday afternoon in a crash in Dutchess County.
New York State Police responded at 4:12 p.m. to the crash on Chestnut Ridge Road in the town of Dover. They learned that Pablo Cisilino, of Manhattan, had been driving a 2013 Ferrari convertible south on Chestnut Ridge Road in the town of Washington, north of Killearn Road, at an “excessive speed,” police said.
Cisilino lost control of the car and failed to negotiate a curve, police said. He skidded about 200 feet and went off the road, slamming into two different trees, police said.
When he struck the second tree, the car ended up back on the road and burst into flames, police said.
Cisilino and his passenger – Sebestian Pane, 38, of Argentina, were burned over 70 percent of their bodies, police said. But they got out of the burning car on their own, police said.
The car was completely destroyed, police said.
Nearby residents said they heard “numerous loud explosions,” and ran out to help the two men, police said.
Cisiilino and Pane were taken by LifeNet helicopter to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where they were both in critical condition Monday evening, police said.
The investigation into the crash continued, and charges were pending the outcome, police said.
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