Two women died in a single-car crash on Long Island on Wednesday morning, according to police. The driver, identified as 43-year-old Christina Palermo of West Islip, was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. Her passenger, 38-year-old Melissa Betts of North Babylon, was also killed in the crash.
Both women were reportedly wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
What is known about the crash?
Two women died in a single-car crash on Long Island on Wednesday morning. The car reportedly left the road and crashed into a tree, according to CBS News. The victims have not been identified, but police say they are likely the driver and passenger in the car. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Who were the victims?
Both women killed in single-car crash on Long Island were from the same hometown
Both women killed in single-car crash on Long Island were from the same hometown Mamaroneck, New York.
32-year-old Jennifer Morlock was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School and 23-year-old Lindsey Russell also attended the school. The two women died when their car collided head-on on Long Island’s toll road Friday night. Morlock’s 10-year-old son was riding in the backseat at the time of the crash.
What are the potential causes of the crash?
The crash that killed two women in a single-car accident on Long Island was likely caused by a combination of factors, according to investigators. The car left the road, crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a utility pole. Investigators said the probable cause of the crash was driver error.
What will happen to the driver?
The driver of the car is facing charges in connection with the crash. Police are still investigating what caused the crash and whether or not the driver was at fault. If you were injured in this accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.