According to NBC New York, the crash occurred Sunday morning when a BMW SUV sideswiped a car in the westbound lanes of Grand Central Parkway. The BMW then crossed three lanes of traffic where it hit another SUV. Both SUVs crashed into a guardrail, then the BMW veered into eastbound lanes of the highway, hit a third SUV, and rolled over.
A fourth vehicle swerved to avoid the chaotic scene, but lost control, went up an embankment, and struck two trees.
The front passenger of the BMW, Layon Campbell, 34, and a second passenger, 16-year-old Akeam Grant, who was ejected from the BMW, died in the crash.
The driver of the BMW, Andrew Shakespeare, 33, sustained a head injury and was transported to the hospital. He is facing charges including manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):