3 camp counselors killed, 2 hurt in Meadowbrook crash
(07/15/10) ROOSEVELT - Police say three camp counselors were killed and two were injured in a one-car crash on the Meadowbrook Parkway this morning.
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Michael Mulhall, 22, and sisters Jamie Malone, 22, and Paige Malone, 19, all of Floral Park, died at the scene. Kelly Murphy and Justine Mulhall, both 20 years old, were injured and taken to Nassau University Medical Center. EMS crews had to remove the roof of the car in order to extract the victims inside.
The counselors were en route to work at Camp Anchor, a town-run camp in Lido Beach for about 600 adults and children with disabilities.
Jim Malone, the father of girls says the family was celebrating Jaime's graduation last week.
Tonight, family and friends assembled on the Lord of Victory stairs to remember the three camp counselors.
"We are all devastated by this tragedy," Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.
Police believe the 2010 Honda veered off the road and crashed into a tree between the northbound and southbound lanes at around 8:45 a.m. Traffic in the area was snarled for hours.
Grief counselors are on hand at Camp Anchor to help counselors and campers deal with their loss.
State police are asking people who witnessed the accident to call them at 631-756-3300.