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Teen Victim ID'd In Fatal Crash That Caused Hours-Long Southern State Parkway Closure

The stretch of the Southern State Parkway where the crash occurred.
The stretch of the Southern State Parkway where the crash occurred. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The victim of a fatal crash that caused the hours-long closure of a stretch of the Southern State Parkway has been released.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County when a 2005 Toyota Sienna with four occupants was traveling eastbound on the Southern State Parkway west of Exit 35 (Wellwood Ave.) when it made contact with a 2014 Toyota Camry traveling in the center lane and lost control, state police said.

The Sienna then exited the roadway onto the right shoulder and struck a tree and the Camry made a controlled stop onto the right shoulder, according to police. 

The operator of the Sienna, Aaron Jagroop, 18, of South Ozone Park in Queens, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to police.

Two of the occupants, Shania Seenarine, 16, of South Ozone Park, and Kevin Khemraj, 15, of Jamaica, Queens, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital respectively and are currently in critical condition.

The remaining occupant, Brandon Dianand, 19, of South Ozone Park, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The driver of the Camry did not sustain any injuries and was released from the scene.

The stretch of the roadway remained closed through the end of the evening commute during the accident investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision should contact State Police Troop L Headquarters at (631) 756-3300. All calls will remain confidential.

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