Man Was Going 154 MPH in Long Island Crash that Killed 5
Five people died in a Valentine’s Day crash that occurred in Ridge. Four of the victims were in one vehicle which burst into flames during the accident. A mother and two of her adult children were among those killed.
The man accused of speeding down the road at 154 miles per hour was 23 years-old, and he has been prosecuted.
The man who caused the accident was Jamel Turner.
Prosecutors say he was driving a stolen car and going around 154 miles per hour. They are also alleging that Turner bragged to friends that he would outrun the police if they tried to stop him.
Turner was also injured in the crash. The accident involved an oil truck, his vehicle, and two other cars.
He pled not guilty to multiple charges including reckless endangerment. He has been in custody since the time of the accident.
The victims were Turner’s passengers, Lonindell Skinner. Also, a family including Jacquelyn McCoy, Mary Alice Booker, and Anthony McCoy. McCoy’s girlfriend, Tameka Foster, also died in the crash.
Charges in the indictment also include manslaughter.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by someone else who was acting criminally or negligently, you could seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. These claims are sensitive, and you will need a lawyer who will treat you and your loved one’s memory with respect. At Frekhtman & Associates, we will treat you and your claim with care.
To learn more, call us today at (212) 222-1111.
Note for readers: This post has been derived from the use of secondary sources and the information provided has not been independently confirmed. Any inaccuracies will be swiftly corrected once they have been brought to the site’s attention and all requests to remove posts will be honored.
DISCLAIMER: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences in fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.