By Andrew Wroblewski & Janee Law
A crash Sunday night killed a 17-year-old girl and injured three other people, including a Wheatley Heights man who was driving the vehicle that struck a telephone pole and slammed into a home, Suffolk police said.
Aramis Broadus, 19, was behind the wheel of a 2010 Nissan Maxima going northbound on Little East Neck Road near Gordon Avenue in West Babylon around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, police said, when he lost control and struck the pole and hit a home at 1152 Little East Neck Road.
There were three passengers in the vehicle: Chyna Adams, 18, of Deer Park; Robert Jones, 20, of Deer Park; and Kenya Jimenez, 17, of Deer Park. All four were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, but Jimenez succumbed to injuries, police said.
As of press time Monday, Adams and Jones were being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Broadus was treated and released. There were no injuries to the occupants of the home struck by the vehicle.
The crash drew attention from neighbors, including Balmaine Broderick, 65, and Yvonne Broderick, 58, of nearby N. Arizona Road. Yvonne Broderick didn’t see the crash, but on Monday compared the sound of the crash to the thud of a heavy dumbbell hitting the ground.
“Cops were working on the folks and taking them out of the car,” Balmaine Broderick said. “The surprising thing about it, though, was we didn’t hear any breaks, just heard the impact.”
Both the Town of Babylon fire marshal and building inspector responded to the scene and condemned the residence due to extensive damage.
Broadus’ vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.
Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.