Cindy Garcia, 15, killed in Valley Stream car crash on West Merrick Road
VALLEY STREAM - Police say a 15-year-old girl has died and a 13-year-old remains in critical condition after a car crash in Valley Stream.
The accident happened on West Merrick Road near Boden Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Officials say that 15-year-old Cindy Garcia and her 13-year-old sister, Elizabeth, were passengers in the car when their 19-year-old cousin slammed into another car that was attempting to make a U-turn.
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Police say that Cindy was pinned inside the car and died an hour after being rushed to the hospital. Elizabeth was ejected from the car and remains in critical condition.
Authorities say U-turns are not legal in the area, and the posted speed limit is 30 mph.
Police have not said how fast the 19-year-old was driving, and no charges have been filed.