PINE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say two teenagers have died and two others are hospitalized after a one-car crash on a rural road in eastern New York.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Pine Plains, 48 miles south of Albany.
Deputies who arrived on the scene found 16-year-old Zachary Pruner of Stanfordville and 17-year-old Gian Paolo Stagnaro of Pine Planes both dead.
The officials say 16-year-old Dustin Hale of Pine Plains was taken to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Niall Johnson, also 16 and from Pine Plains, is at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie with non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies say Hale was driving the car when it left the road, hit several trees and overturned. Police say unsafe speed and reckless driving appear to have contributed to the crash.