Kervens Boutin, 30, of Hempstead, was
operating a Nissan Maxima westbound on the Southern State Parkway with
four passengers when he lost control and struck several trees.
Pronounced dead at the scene were passengers
Bryan Rivas, 20, and Blossom Castro, 22, both of Hempstead.
Boutin and another passenger, Marlo Cabrera, 19, of Bronx, were
transported to Nassau University Medical Center with critical
An additional passenger, Antonio Rivas, 22, of Hempstead,
was transported to Winthrop Hospital, also with critical injuries.
Boutin was charged with Reckless Driving. Additional charges are
pending the outcome of the accident investigation.
Witness to this accident are asked to contact the New York State Police at
631-756-3300. Original story:
Two people were confirmed dead and three others were injured after a car overturned in the woods alongside the Southern State Parkway early Sunday morning.
According to a Merrick Fire Department public information officer, the department responded to the scene in North Merrick,
along with Nassau County Police Department's ESU. Follow Merrick Patch on Facebook
Members of Friendship Engine & Hose Co. along with
the ESU used the Jaws of Life in an attempt to free the passengers trapped
in the car.
"Two passengers were confirmed dead at the scene and the
other three were transported to Nassau University Medical Center in critical
condition," a fire department official said.This story was originally published at 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 and was last updated at 7:16 p.m.
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