Three women were killed when an alleged drunken driver crashed into their livery car after they left a Sweet 16 party on Long Island, police and sources said Sunday.
Dante Lennon, 22, was behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz sedan when he allegedly T-boned a Lincoln Town Car carrying a ride-hail driver and five other passengers, at around 11:11 p.m. Saturday in New Hyde Park, outside an event venue on the Jericho Turnpike, according to the Nassau County Police Department and a report.
The three female passengers, who were in the back seat of the town car, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The others in the Lincoln were taken to nearby hospital, and are in stable condition, the Nassau County Police Department said.
Lennon was charged with a DWI and three counts of vehicular manslaughter, cops said. The Freeport, Long Island, resident was taken to a local area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He will appear in court when he is well enough to do so, according to police.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Tina Moore and Sam Raskin