The five young relatives who were killed when a 16-year-old driver crashed off a Scarsdale parkway in the early hours of Sunday have been identified as Anthony Billips, Malik Smith, Zahnyiah Cross, Shawnell Cross and Andrew Billips.
Three boys and two girls from Derby, Connecticut, who were siblings and cousins to each other, were killed after their SUV hit a tree and caught fire.
They were traveling home to Derby from a shopping mall when the accident happened at around 12.20am on Sunday.
Police believe the 16-year-old was behind the wheel, but it’s unclear what caused the teen to veer off the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale, New York.
The only survivor of the crash was a nine-year-old boy who was riding in the “rear hatchback/cargo area” and managed to escape “out of the rear,” police say.
He was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition Sunday afternoon.
Police said all five kids were from Connecticut, and school officials said they were such new arrivals in Derby that they had yet to be enrolled in the school district there.
It was not immediately clear where they were heading when police say the 16-year-old driver crashed.
What are their ages
- Anthony Billips was 17 years
- Malik Smith was 16 years
- Zahnyiah Cross was 12 years
- Shawnell Cross was 11 years
- Andrew Billips was 8 years