Police: 5 killed in crash on Middle Country Road in Ridge

Five people were killed on Wednesday in a fiery four-vehicle crash involving a stolen car and an oil truck on Long Island, the authorities said.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on State Route 25 in Ridge, the police said. One of the vehicles, carrying four people, burst into flames and everyone in the car was pronounced dead at the scene, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said.

A stolen car, an oil truck and two other vehicles have been involved in a devastating crash that has claimed five lives on Long Island.

In the stolen vehicle, one person was killed and a passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the police said. The oil truck’s driver was also hospitalized.

Photographs and video taken from the scene showed one vehicle consumed by flames and another, which appeared to be a convertible sports car, with its front-end nearly sheared off. The road was littered with debris.

Police say the wreck occurred Wednesday in the Suffolk County hamlet of Ridge, 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of New York City.

The crash happened near Route 25’s intersection with Woodlot Road, which is lined by trees and near a strip of businesses. A section of the road near the crash scene will remain closed into the evening.

The cause of the crash is being investigated and no names of the dead or injured have been released.

The crash, which involved a stolen car, a fuel truck and two other vehicles occurred at about 11:20 a.m. on westbound Middle Country Road near Woodlot Road in Ridge, according to Suffolk Police.

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Five people were killed in a fiery four-car crash on Long Island Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The deadly pileup occurred on Route 25 near Woodlot Road in the hamlet of Ridge, in Suffolk County, about 11:20 a.m., police said.

Three cars and a truck were involved in the crash, which completely destroyed two sedans and heavily damaged a third sedan and oil truck, according to Suffolk County police.

One of the cars — believed to have been stolen — had two people inside, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. Medics rushed the second person to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Five people are dead after four vehicles collided in a fiery, head-on crash involving an oil truck on Long Island Wednesday morning, police said. 

All four people inside a second car that caught fire, and whose rear-end was mangled, were also killed in the crash.

Four people riding together in one of the autos died, while someone else in the stolen vehicle was additionally murdered, police said.

An oil truck and a third car were also struck; authorities said both drivers were expected to survive.

Debris littered Route 25, also known as Middle Country Road, and cops shut down a section of the heavily travelled roadway while the investigation was underway.

Suffolk County cops were planning to hold a press conference later Wednesday.

Ridge is a hamlet in the town of Brookhaven, and has a population of about 13,300 people.


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