Driver arrested in stolen vehicle crash that killed 5

Driver arrested in stolen vehicle crash that killed 5

Driver arrested in stolen vehicle crash that killed 5

Five people were killed in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash involving a stolen auto along a major road in Suffolk County on Long Island Wednesday.

Three autos and a home warming oil truck crashed in the 11:20 a.m. crash at Woodlot and Middle Country streets in Ridge, sources said. The violent chain-reaction crash spread debris all over the road late Wednesday morning in the hamlet of Ridge.

Police said the Camaro was stolen from Shirley on Tuesday and police were tracking the vehicle with the help of OnStar before the auto fled from the Lake Point apartment complex at a high rate of speed.

He said the Camaro and Mazda were heading eastbound and the truck was westbound. The Mazda struck an Infiniti.

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The Mazda - carrying four people whose names the police did not release - burst into flames, and everyone in the auto was pronounced dead at the scene, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said.

Lonidell Skinner, 19, of Bellport, was ejected from the stolen Camaro and died, police said.

According to authorities, one of the vehicles involved was stolen.

The oil truck driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries while the driver of the Infiniti was unharmed, police said. Police said more charges are coming.

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