Two of the three younger girls killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash on Lengthy Island have been recognized — together with one who was engaged to be married, police mentioned Wednesday.
Dorien Lashea Brown, 23, of Mount Sinai, and Rebecca Minunno, 24, of Hampton Bays, died within the tragic Monday evening crash in Mount Sinai, cops mentioned.
The identification of the third sufferer continues to be pending, based on authorities.
Police say the ladies have been touring in a 2010 black Jeep Liberty in Mount Sinai when the automobile veered off the roadway and plowed right into a utility pole, inflicting it to burst into flames shortly after 11 p.m.
The motive force and the 2 passengers have been pronounced lifeless on the scene.
A retired FDNY member who witnessed the crash tried to no avail to avoid wasting the ladies, Suffolk police Det. Lt. David Teufel instructed reporters Tuesday.
Robert Minunno, who recognized himself as Rebecca Minunno’s father, instructed Newsday that his daughter owned the SUV, however that she was not driving on the time of the crash.
The victims have been described as “incredible associates” by considered one of their fathers, based on the information outlet, which reported that police consider they have been on their strategy to a good friend’s home.
By Wednesday, messages from family members and associates flooded the Fb pages of the victims.
“three associates gone similar to that, I actually can’t consider it,” Mike Clark posted on Minunno’s web page. “I like you guys perpetually thanks for all the time being candy and pure.”
Minunno’s account indicated that she was engaged to Chad Dugan, who posted that he “misplaced my greatest good friend in the complete world.”
“I couldn’t wait until the day we obtained married and had youngsters.. we had such a vibrant future full of affection and recollections… I can’t deal with this… I can’t do that. I’m drowning in my very own ideas,” Dugan wrote.
“I want I may take your house….you didn’t deserve this…,” he wrote in one other submit.
The circumstances of the tragic crash stay below investigation.