- Aaditia and Patricia Beer, of Queens, New York, let son drive their Subaru
- Joseph Beer, 17, lost control and crashed into woods in Long Island
The parents of a teenager responsible for the high-speed car crash that killed four of his friends are facing jail for letting him drive their car.
Aaditia and Patricia Beer, of Queens, New York, allowed their son Joseph to drive their 2012 Subaru on October 8 even though he only had a learner’s permit, prosecutors say.
Joseph Beer, 17, who was in court on Friday, was high on marijuana and going more than 110mph on the Southern State Parkway, Long Island, when he lost control and crashed into the woods around 4am.
The Richmond Hills High School student was the only survivor while his passengers – Chris Khan, Peter Kanhai and Darian Ramnarine, all 18, and Neal Rajapa, 17 – were killed in the crash.
All of the passengers were flung from the car. Joseph was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.