The New York Post reports that the three women had just left a Sweet 16 party in a Lincoln Town Car and were sitting in the backseat when 22-year-old Dante Lennon allegedly T-boned them in his Mercedez-Benz sedan at around 11:11 p.m. on Saturday night. The Lincoln Town Car was carrying the driver and five passengers.
The three women were ruled to be dead at the scene. The remaining passengers and driver were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition. Lennon was also taken to a hospital.
Lennon has since been hit with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and a DWI. He will appear in court after he recovers from his injuries.
Video of the incident shows the Lincoln Town Car making a slow left turn onto the Jericho Turnpike after picking up the passengers at the Inn at New Hyde Park, which is also on the Jericho Turnpike. That’s when the Benz hit the Town Car, with the impact tossing both vehicles from the road.
A witness who works at a restaurant called 911 after seeing the outcome of the crash. “Right away, I just see a Mercedes-Benz coming through, crashing into an Uber driver that was turning,” the witness said. “It looked like a T-bone, a little bit, and it was devastating.”