WOODMERE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island community is heartbroken following a crash that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured several others.
Police said an intoxicated driver crashed into the victims Saturday night in Woodmere, as the group was on their way home from a camp reunion.READ MORE: NYC Mourning NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora, Jason Rivera After Deadly Ambush In Harlem
Friends say the 38-year-old woman driving them is a single mother of three and is in critical condition.READ MORE: 5 Hurt, Dozens Displaced After Passaic Fire
“She’s thoughtful, she’s sweet. She’ll do anything for her friends and family,” Atara Stawis said. “This is really just a tragedy. I really hope she makes it out.”
“We’re a really tight knit community, and one child that passes away it feels like it’s all our own child,” Becky Litvintchouk added.MORE NEWS: Bald Eagle Spotted At Central Park Reservoir
Police said the other driver was charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter.