Police: 5 juveniles from Connecticut killed in fiery single-vehicle crash in Scarsdale

Authorities say four males and a female ranging in age from 8-17 were killed in the crash.

Lauren Pena

Mar 19, 2023, 3:04 PM

Updated 435 days ago


Five juveniles from Connecticut were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Scarsdale just after 12:20 a.m. Sunday.
Westchester County police say six juveniles were in a Nissan Rogue believed to be driven by a 16-year-old on the Hutchinson River Parkway when their vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught on fire just north of the Mamaroneck Road exit.
Authorities say four males and a female ranging in age from 8-17 were killed in the crash.
Police say the sole survivor was a 9-year-old boy who had been riding in the rear hatchback area and escaped out of the rear of the car. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with non-life-threatening injuries.
Matt Conway, the superintendent of schools in Derby, Connecticut, said he learned the children were part of a family that recently moved to the New Haven County community from New York but had not enrolled in the district. Conway said he reached out to the father on Sunday and offered to provide him information about available supports in the community for him and his family. He planned to talk with the father again on Monday.
“It’s the unimaginable. Having to now make arrangements for five of your children to be buried is a very difficult thing for anyone — one child, never mind five that you’re going to have to now make arrangements for,” Conway said.
Police said the vehicle crashed at about 12:20 a.m. and is under investigation. Derby is roughly 50 miles north of Scarsdale.
Authorities have not yet released any details about the victims or the circumstances surrounding the crash.
State Rep. Kara Rochelle shared a GoFundMe link in support of the family.
AP Wire Services contributed to this report.

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