NEW YORK (TIP): Peter Kanhai, 18, Christopher Khan, 18, Darian Ramnarine, 18 and Neal Rajapa, 17, all of Queens, died in an accident on the Southern State Parkway Tuesday, October 9. While Peter Kanhai, Christopher Khan and Darian Ramnarine were from Ozone Park, Neal Rajappa was from Jamaica. The loss hit hard at Richmond Hill High School, which some of the teens attended and where counselors were on hand to help students cope with their grief
New York City schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott visited Richmond Hill High School on Tuesday to console students. State Police said the car, a 2012 Subaru Impreza carrying five teens, crashed into trees along the shoulder between Exit 18, Eagle Avenue, and Exit 17, Hempstead Avenue. The crash killed Kanhai, 18 Christopher Khan, 18, Darian Ramnarine, 18, and Neal Rajapa, 17. Police said the survivor, Joseph Beer, 17, of South Richmond Hill, was driving with a learner’s permit and lost control. He was being treated at Winthrop University Hospital.