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Victims Identified in Fatal Parkway Crash

Credit: Lou Minutoli, www.firstonscenephotos.com
Credit: Lou Minutoli, www.firstonscenephotos.com
Update:

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 injuries. 

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.

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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.

randy January 27, 2013 at 02:32 PM
thats a bad spot, everybody merging to the right to get off north for meadowbrook and people getting off merrick ave to proceed w/b on SS. Need much more enforcement on the SS as it seems people are just flying on that road, you do 60 and your tailgated and cut off.
Jaime Sumersille January 27, 2013 at 02:55 PM
You're right Randy. According to Newsday: "The area is on a stretch of the parkway dubbed "Blood Alley" because of the many fatal crashes in between Exit 17 and Exit 30."
Mike January 27, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Let's not lose sight that almost, if not all,of these accidents occurred due to reckless and irresponsible actions on behalf of the drivers. Drugs, alcohol, cell phone, or high-rate of speed are always factors. The road itself is not the problem. It's the driver, The state police need to have heavier patrols. I travel that road quite often and get extremely frustrated by the ignorance and lack of respect and responsibility that the drivers have on the road, especially younger drivers. It's hard to feel sorry for people that are in control of their actions and could injury or kill innocent others.
Wendy Roberts-Hoyte January 27, 2013 at 06:50 PM
I just found out about this accident about an hour ago when my daughter called and told me that my grandson wouldn't be coming over tomorrow because he cousin was killed in this accident.......He was such a young man.I told my other daughter who also was in a six car accident a couple months ago in East Meadow that she was blessed although she is still suffering from the accident. We have been seeing a lot of accidents.......... We really have to drive safely out there and wear our seat belts. There is always an unguarded moment for everyone. Be Safe.....
randy January 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
mike, alot of the problem is the way the road is built, when it was built the average speed of cars was about 30mph. The parkway itself is not built for high speed driving, you might be safe at 55 but not many people do 55 on the SS. Too many curves and turns and hills etc. I do agree with you though that all the factors you mentioned are true. More enforcement is definitly needed.
Ralph A. January 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM
While I admit that I do 60mph, there are those speeding by me at high rates of speed in all kinds of weather. Of cause I do slow in bad weather with somebody flashing their headlights behind me. It's not a straight road and with many curves. With a road that was build back in 1930's, I don't think anything can be done except either reduce the speed limit, or have more law enforcement. But the police (State or Local) can't get everybody.

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