Valley Stream teen killed in car accident

A 17-year-old was killed early Saturday after losing control of the car he was driving on the Southern State Parkway.

Lawrence Wilkens, of Valley Stream, was driving his friends mothers car following a birthday party. At approximately 3:30 a.m., police say Wilkens lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the woods, eventually hitting a tree. Wilkens, who did not have a license, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The passenger, 17-year-old Olban Gonzalez, of Long Beach, remains hospitalized.

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