A judge has denied youthful offender status for 19-year-old Joseph Beer,who was 17 at the time of the crash.
A New York City teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a high-speed Long Island crash that killed his four friends.
According to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.
Joseph Beer, 17, was handcuffed and escorted to court six weeks after surrendering to police after crashing his car on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. He is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
The family of Darian Ramnarine is inconsolable, saying they will never be able to give their loving 18-year-old son a proper religious goodbye because his casket has to be closed.
Joseph Beer was behind the wheel when his car slammed into trees in Malverne. Darian Ramnarine, Christopher Khan, Neal Rajaba and Peter Anthony died instantly.
Sources: L.I. Parkway Crash Survivor Told Police He & Friends Smoked Marijuana Before Deadly Accident
Grief counselors were on hand Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School in Queens where two of the teens, Darian Ramnarine and Christopher Khan, were recent graduates.
Four people were killed in a single car crash Monday on Long Island when their car split in half after it veered off the road and slammed into some trees, New York State Police said.