Two teens killed in one-car ac­ci­dent

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

SLATE HILL >> Two teens were killed and three other pas­sen­gers were hos­pi­tal­ized in a speed-re­lated one-car crash early Sun­day morn­ing on U.S. Route 6, ac­cord­ing to state po­lice.

State po­lice at Greenville said the ve­hi­cle’s driver, Vin­cent J. Peluso, 19, of Mid­dle­town, died af­ter be­ing taken from the scene to Orange Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Jared B. San­tillo, 19, of Mon­ti­cello, who was sit­ting in the back seat, died at the scene. Af­ter a pre­lim­i­nary investigation, po­lice de­ter­mined Peluso was driv­ing his Ford F 350 pickup too fast around 2:09 a.m. as he ap­proached a bend on a stretch of high­way damp­ened by re­cent rains, caus­ing the pickup to slide off the road and strike a util­ity pole, eject­ing all five of the ve­hi­cle’s oc­cu­pants. A third vic­tim, who po­lice did not name, was taken to Orange Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in se­ri­ous con­di­tion with in­ter­nal in­juries, po­lice said.

Two ad­di­tional vic­tims, also not named, were hos­pi­tal­ized with bro­ken bones, au­thor­i­ties said. Po­lice said the ac­ci­dent re­mains un­der investigation.

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