Tuesday, July 14, 2015|7:35 p.m.
WARWICK, N.Y.– A truck knocked into a driving lessons vehicle in a rural intersection on Tuesday, eliminating two 16-year-old high school students and hurting two others and their instructor.
Five individuals were in the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, owned by Middletown’s Decat Driving School, cops stated: the 60-year-old trainer in the front passenger seat, a 16-year-old girl at the wheel and three 16-year-old boys in the backseat. All were using seat belts, police said.
A westbound Freightliner truck possessed by Never Stop Transportation, of Port Jervis, hit the rear motorist’s side door of the automobile in the crossway when the vehicle pulled into its path, Warwick police Lt. Thomas Maslanka stated. The car had a stop indicator and a flashing traffic signal, and the truck, which wasn’t pulling a trailer, had a flashing yellow caution light, he stated.
One boy was pronounced dead at the scene, in southeastern New york city near the New Jersey border, and a second was obvious dead at a hospital. The 3rd was hospitalized in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, cops said.
The driving trainer and the trucker, a 61-year-old Pennsylvania man, were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and the teenage girl was anticipated to be treated and released.
Goshen school Superintendent Daniel Connor identified the students in a letter to the community on the school site Tuesday night. He stated Antonio Baglivo and Paul VanDoran died in the crash. He said Lucas O’Connor and Claudia Krebs were hospitalized.
“This is a difficult one,” Connor said by phone. “Both were exceptional boys, terrific students, fun to have in class, well-respected and favored.”
The high school health club will be open Wednesday with therapists readily available to students and others, Connor said.