The occupants of a vehicle involved in a single fatal car crash early Monday morning on the Southern State Parkway in Malverne were all teenagers, according to New York State Police.
The 2012 Subaru Impreza was approaching exit 17N near 4 a.m. when the driver, Joseph Beer, 17, of Queens, reportedly failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the car. According to police, Beer was driving with a learner's permit. The car left the parkway and struck several trees. The driver and four occupants - all age 18 from Queens - were ejected from the vehicle, police stated.
The four passengers -- Christopher Khan, Neal Rajapa, Peter Kanhai and Darian Ramnarine -- were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was transported to Winthrop Hospital in Mineola where he is currently being treated, police said. The deceased were transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.
The investigation is ongoing and NYS Police are asking anyone with additional information to call 561-8492.
This story was updated at 7:44 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2012.