A Mastic teenager was allegedly driving drunk early Saturday morning when the car he was operating crashed in his hometown, killing two of his teenage passengers, Suffolk County police said.
Police said 17-year-old Ryan Foote has been arrested and now faces driving while intoxicated charges.
Foote, police said, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Hyundai traveling south on Winters Drive just after 1 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. The car struck a fence and then slammed into some trees, police said.
The teen’s two passengers—James McClease, 18, and Rashawn Minter, 17—were ejected from the car, police said. Both McClease, of Mastic and Minter, of Mastic Beach, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said.
Foote was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries, police said.
The Hyundai was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.