Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

5 dead in crash on Long Island

5 dead in crash on Long Island

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.

The crash happened on Route 25 near Woodlot Road in Ridge in Suffolk County at about 11:20 a.m., police said.

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

Jamel Turner, 23, of Bellport, was driving a stolen 2018 Chevrolet Camaro eastbound on Route 25 when he crashed into a 2012 Mazda, police said. The Mazda struck an Infiniti.

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


The cars erupted in flames during the collision.

One person in the stolen auto was killed, and the other person in that vehicle was injured, police said. A person in the stolen auto was also among those killed. The driver of the oil truck is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, but all four people in a third vehicle involved in the crash died, police said.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.

The road was shut down for hours after the deadly collision.

Police arrested Turner after the crash.

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