5 minors killed in crash after car veers off freeway in New York: officials

A 9-year-old boy survived the crash, officials said.

Five miners were killed in a crash after a vehicle veered off a freeway in Westchester, New York, officials say.

The victims, four boys and a girl, were between the ages of 8 and 17, according to a Westchester County Public Safety news release.

The Nissan Rogue the children were traveling in hit a tree and burst into flames after swerving off the Hutchinson River Parkway near the Mamaroneck Road exit in Scarsdale around 12:20 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

A 9-year-old boy survived the crash, officials said.

Investigators believe a 16-year-old was driving the car, the statement said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, officials said.

The victims are from Connecticut, police said. Their identifications will be published after relatives have been informed.

The full circumstances of the crash are still under investigation by the Westchester County Police Department.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

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