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Authorities on the scene of a lethal automotive crash in Center Island, N.Y., on Sat., Feb. 9, 2019.

CBS New York


Center Island, N.Y. — Authorities on Lengthy Island say an aged married couple have been killed and two officers have been injured when a driver in a stolen car crashed into one other automotive. Police say officers tried to drag over a Nissan pushed by 17-year-old Nahriek Belford, of Bellport, Saturday evening in Center Island after seeing the automotive fail to cease at a cease signal. However the driver saved going, and police adopted.

The driving force then hit one other automotive, a Honda CRV making an attempt to make a left flip.

Police mentioned the Honda’s driver and passenger, 74-year-old Jerome Weingarten and his 71-year-old spouse, Randee Weingarten, of Center Island, have been killed. CBS New York mentioned they have been driving house.

A passenger within the Nissan, Angelo Belford, 19, was additionally killed. Police described him as Nahriek’s brother.

Nahriek was hospitalized with non-life-threatening accidents and arrested on reckless endangerment prices, police mentioned.

Suffolk County Police commissioner Geraldine Hart mentioned Nahriek is believed to have been driving underneath the affect. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer who might remark.

A second passenger within the Nissan, Jaquell Funderburke, 16, survived the crash.

“As a division, our heartfelt condolences exit to the Weingarten household on this tragic, tragic accident,” Hart mentioned.

The Weingarten’s son, Jason Weingarten, 41, informed Newsday his mother and father have been married for 50 years and have been “good folks.”

“They went out to dinner final evening with different folks. They dropped the opposite {couples} off final evening and have been heading house after they bought hit. It is unreal,” Weingarten mentioned.

Hart mentioned the police division has launched an inside investigation to find out if the pursuing officer adopted division protocols involving pursuits.

CBS New York factors out a subsequent investigation revealed the plates on the Nissan had been switched.

Anybody who might have witnessed the crash is requested to name Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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