A Long Islander was killed and four others were injured when a convertible Mustang overturned, hit a Jeep and overturned, and died instantly.
Isabel Carella, 17, was a 17-year-old passenger in a car driven by Dominic Crocitto in her last event on Wednesday evening.
Joseph Gibiino, 16, and 17-year-old Liam Feeley were in Crocitto’s car.
Laura was a student at Kings Park High School: Crocitto and Carella went to the prom together three weeks earlier.
He was driving from the village of Crocitto Commack, less than five miles from his home in Kings Park, when he was “distracted” and diverted, then lost control, according to police.
They said there was no suggestion that the drugs or alcohol were the cause of the accident, and it is unclear how much speed the Mustang was traveling when it collided.
The car crashed into a blue Jeep driven by 19-year-old Annalize Wilkes of Commack.
Wilkes was hospitalized after the accident and his Jeep was badly damaged.
Isabel Carella, 17, died Wednesday when a traveling Mustang convertible crashed on Long Island, New York.
Dominic Crocitto, 17 – pictured with Carella – was driving a Mustang. He was left with serious injuries after the accident and was killed
Annalize Wilkes, 19, was driving a blue Jeep Wrangler that crashed into a Crocitto
Annalize Wilkes, 19, was driving a blue Jeep
But it was Mustang who got the worst out of the collision: he overturned and landed in a garden.
Gibini was thrown from the car and his lungs collapsed and his jaw was broken, his mother Betty wrote on Facebook.
Crocitto suffered serious injuries, and Feeley suffered minor injuries.
Carella was pronounced dead.
Timothy T. Eagen Kings Park superintendent confirmed Carella’s death and said they were offering counseling to other students.
“We are deeply saddened by the events and will make every effort to help you and your children when you need them,” Eagen wrote in a message to the school community.
Joseph Gibiino, 17, was thrown from his car in an accident
Suffolk County Det. Lieutenant Michael Crowley said on Thursday that investigators did not believe the speed, drugs or alcohol had affected the accident.
“The preliminary cause of the accident appears to be a distraction from the Mustang operator, but we have no evidence to indicate that it was a speed factor at this time,” Crowley said.
Carella was remembered for her love of dancing.
For the past two years she has been a member of the Sara Jean Dance Company in Smithton, Newsday reported.
“She was a confident dancer, but she was humble, even though she had very good skills,” said Sara Jean Haas, owner of the dance company.
“She was a very positive girl.”
Carella was remembered as a talented dancer
Kings Park High School PFA has launched a fundraiser for the family.
“This news is unfortunate and unexpected, and we would like to help the family offset the cost of essential expenses during this time,” they wrote.
‘Issie was a member of Kickline, Chorus and Theater, among others.
“Recently, in May, she received the Musical Theater Award for choreographing our Spring Musical dance numbers.”
The teenager planned to attend Suffolk Community College to continue his studies.
17-year-old girl killed by Mustang convertible while driving ‘distracted’ 17-year-old boy
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