NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two adults and three children were killed in a fiery crash on Long Island Saturday night after their car veered off the roadway, struck a tree and burst into flames, authorities said.
A 1998 Honda Accord driven by 37-year-old Myriam Lebrun, of Brooklyn, was traveling westbound on the Southern State Parkway when it left the roadway east of exit 38 just before 11 p.m., police said.
The car was left in pieces, and a trail of debris was left behind, CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
State police identified the other victims as 68-year-old Moise Yolande, 14-year-old Marcus Jeanty, 9-year-old Marcel Jeanty and 8-year-old Kayla Jeanty.
Lebrun was the children’s mother and Yolande was their grandmother, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
Authorities said the group was returning to Brooklyn following a family gathering.