In this image made from video provided by WCBS-TV News, a damaged oil truck sits on the side of the highway after it was involved in a fatal accident, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Ridge, N.Y. Authorities say that several people died in the accident involving a stolen car, an oil truck and two other vehicles. (WCBS-TV News via AP)

Driver arrested in stolen vehicle crash that killed 5

February 14, 2018 - 9:57 pm
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RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle while fleeing police on Long Island, leaving five people dead, has been arrested.

The wreck occurred Wednesday in the Suffolk County hamlet of Ridge, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of New York City.

Police say 23-year-old Jamel Turner was driving a stolen Camaro when he crashed into an oil truck and a Mazda, which struck another vehicle and burst into flames.

All four people in the Mazda were killed. Their identities have not been released. Turner's 19-year-old passenger, Lonidell Skinner, died at the scene.

Turner faces charges including criminal possession of stolen property and false impersonation. More charges are expected. It's unknown if he has an attorney.

Police say pursuing officers were "some distance behind" when the crash occurred.

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