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3 women killed in crash on Long Island involving drunken driver, police say

A drunken driver killed three women when he slammed into the car they were riding in on a Long Island turnpike, police said Sunday.

Dante Lennon, 22, was behind the wheel of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz when he crashed into a 2010 Lincoln Town Car with six people inside on the Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park about 11:10 p.m. Saturday, according to Nassau County Police.

Three women sitting in the back seat of the Town Car died at the scene. Their names were not immediately released.

The Town Car’s driver and two other passengers, all adults, were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Police arrested Lennon, a Freeport resident, and charged him with multiple counts of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated. He was hospitalized with non- life-threatening injuries, police said.

 

 

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