Three Long Island Teens Died in Car Accidents, Woods Overturn: On Long Island on Wednesday night, three adolescents perished when the vehicle they were riding in careened off the road and into some trees. According to Suffolk County police, the horrible incident in Holtsville resulted in the 2009 Infiniti G37’s driver and one of the passengers being ejected from the vehicle, which was being driven by an unlicensed 16-year-old.
In the 9:45 p.m. collision, witnesses reportedly saw the automobile speeding and flipping many times. Cem Gunes, a resident of Holtsville, was operating his mother’s vehicle while merely holding a learner’s permit, according to the police.
Authorities reported that Gunes and the two passengers, Landon Kromhout Auditore, 18, of Mastic, and Taylor Beltramini, 17, both of Moriches, were pronounced dead at the site. There was nobody else in the automobile.
Given that Gunes and Beltramini were thrown from the automobile, according to the police, it seems improbable that they were wearing seatbelts. It’s unknown if Auditore, who stayed in the vehicle following the collision, was donning one.
According to Newsday, Suffolk Police Department Inspector Darrell Simmons told reporters on Thursday that witnesses “tried to assist in every manner imaginable.” It was a terrible accident, and I’m sure everyone involved did their best.
Gunes was not supposed to be operating the vehicle without an adult who was at least 21 years old and had a driver’s license, according to the police, because he only had a learner’s permit. According to News 12, Gunes’ girlfriend, Adriana Barrington, described herself as “speechless” as she gathered some of his items at the crash site on Thursday, including a notebook and a sneaker.
She told the broadcaster, “I was meant to spend the entire Christmas break with him, and now he’s gone. The three attended local high schools, and according to school officials, Beltramini and Auditore should graduate in January and June, respectively.
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Police are still attempting to pinpoint the exact speed, direction, and origin of the vehicles and any additional factors that may have contributed to the collision. “That’s awful. We all have young children who drive; Simmons allegedly remarked as much. It’s a complete tragedy, especially at this time of year.