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Car Sliced In Half In Gruesome Long Island Accident That Kills 4 Teens

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A car was sliced in half by the force of the one-car accident, and four teens were tragically killed early Monday morning during a horrific accident on the Southern State Parkway near the border of Nassau County and Queens.

Four of the five teens killed when the car was sliced in half by the force of the accident died heading westbound on the Southern State at around 4 am. The victims were all teen boys from Queens: 17-year-old Neal Rajapa and 18-year-old Peter Kanhai of South Ozone Park, 19-year-old Darian Ramnarine, and 18-year-old Christopher Khan.

The sole survivor of the crash after the car was sliced in half on a stretch of road known as “dead man’s curve” (on which two other single-car accidents had occurred on the same day), was 17-year-old driver Joseph Beer. Beer possessed only a learner’s permit when he took his brand-new 2012 Subaru Impreza out for a spin at a time many of the kids’ parents say they did not even know their sons had left the house.

The tragic case has family, friends, and neighbors of all five of the boys in massive shock, and all were described as serious, studious young men with bright futures. Beer is said to have received the vehicle as a gift from his parents for enrolling early at St. John’s University, and teachers described him as a serious and dedicated student unlikely to get into trouble.

Beer is expected to pull through his injuries and survive, and investigators are attempting to piece together what happened in the moments leading up to the collision that sliced a car in half and killed four young men.

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26 Responses to “Car Sliced In Half In Gruesome Long Island Accident That Kills 4 Teens”

  1. Jerry Cohen

    Giving a 17 year old a Suburu STI is like handing them a loaded gun. What were the parents thinking?

  2. Heather Johnson

    Tragic, and, yet, why was a boy who did not have a driver's license given a car? Asking for trouble..

  3. Eric Espi Espinoza

    a 17 year old in a STI with a Permit??..How is He supposed to know how to Drive a car with that Kind of Power From The start without knowing.???

  4. Josh Smith

    Everything about this story is sickening. The kid doesn't even have his LICENSE, and yet he was given a brand-new, high performance car. That's some brilliant parenting right there. And then of course, the worst part of all is that the person driving (You know, the spoiled, immature kid with the leadfoot) is the ONLY one of them to survive. I'm hoping that kid gets brought up on charges….

  5. Audrey Perfect

    That's what happens when teenage boys are allowed to drive.

  6. Marcus AndLori Gomez

    Our prayers are with you , am so sad for the friends and family…May God have HIS loving arms around each of you during this terrible terrible accident. Many tears, so sad. God Bless, my heart breaks for you in your loss.

  7. Marcus AndLori Gomez

    Our prayers are with you , am so sad for the friends and family…May God have HIS loving arms around each of you during this terrible terrible accident. Many tears, so sad. God Bless, my heart breaks for you in your loss.

  8. Kathy Drews

    When are these kids going to learn not to speed or text when driving? I was born and raised on LONG ISLAND and I know that highway very well.It is a shame that these kids had to learn a lesson the hard way! To the parents of the kid who gave him the car, I hope the grief will stay with you for ever.

  9. Pamela Smith

    Does not matter what happens legally to this kid. What will happen is the emotional baggage this kid will have to handle for a long time. With cooperative help from all the parents, legal authorities and therapists, hopefully this kid will have a decent shot at life and learn from this experience. Maybe he will help others his age about the safety of driving. In the meantime prayers should be given for all involved for peace and acceptance.

  10. Dawn Johnson Le Blanc

    Yah, I personally know someone who got a brand new off the showroom floor sports car a few weeks before they turned 16 and currently have a whole slew of speeding tickets…..

  11. Anonymous

    Came upon a similar accident many years ago on snowy night…a car hit a patch of ice and slid off the road into a steel gas station signpost…ripped the car right in half….2 were killed and two survived.the dead kid was wrapped around the pole and the other kids was laying next to the gas pumps…..I knew one of the dead kids…let me tell you…it's pretty hard to get someone to answer the door at 2 in the morning to call the police…this was before cell phones.

  12. Kim LaCapria

    Kathy, I live on LI as well – in fact, I had to go down that stretch of the SSP just last night. While there are a lot of factors, it should also not be ignored that that part of the SSP is difficult for even experienced drivers to navigate.

  13. Katrina Ali

    I hope to dear God that you are talking about the car right now and not the people… because if it's the latter, you are really a terrible fucking person.

  14. Anonymous

    I had a 1994 Z28 the day I turned 17. I'm 23 now an have a flawless driving record. $hit happens, this kid doesn't need to be brought up on charges. he just lost four friends isn't that punishment enough.

  15. Patrick Frye

    I imagine charges are very likely considering many states do not allow people with learner's permits to be driving late at night.

  16. Topclass Ant

    That's what happens when you give you're spoiled child a AWD car with 240Hp … He tries to show how he can take it around "dead mans curve" . Good luck to him hope it was just tragic accident no because he was trying to be cool.

  17. Melly Bee

    Was drugs even INVOLVED? That can't be ALL! R.I.P to these guys…I live around the area..