A 15-year-old girl has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash that killed three teenagers and injured a toddler.
Cindy Sanchez crashed a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Long Island’s Meadowbrook Parkway and now faces three counts each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, troopers said. Three teens died and seven were hurt when the SUV crashed about 11:40 a.m. Friday after it fishtailed and flipped on the Parkway in Freeport.
Cindy’s 13-year-old brother, David Sanchez, was among the dead. 15-year-old Marlon Carbajal and 16-year-old Herbert Leo Avilles-Maravilla were also killed. Cindy’s 18-month-old daughter, Gael, was among the injured.
The others injured in the crash were between the ages of 13 and 17, aside from the toddler. It’s reported that those killed in the crash weren’t wearing any seatbelts and were ejected from the car, police reported. Sanchez fractured her left elbow in the crash, is due to be arraigned in Nassau County Family Court on Monday.
The car belonged to Carbajal’s father, William Carbajal, who had already reported it stolen from the driveway of his Uniondale home on Thursday night.
According to authorities, Sanchez was weaving in and out of traffic when the SUV swerved left and flipped over several times before it stopped on the side of the highway.
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