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  • A driver who sped down a Long Island roadway in a stolen car, causing a crash that killed five people, has pleaded guilty[hhmc]

  • Jamel Turner, 25, of Bellport, pleaded guilty to charges including vehicular homicide and driving while ability impaired by drugs[hhmc]

  • He could face 27 years in prison, prosecutors said. Hes expected to be sentenced on May 7[hhmc]

A driver who sped down a Long Island roadway at 154 miles per hour in a stolen car, causing a crash that killed five people on Valentines Day, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, prosecutors say.

Jamel Turner, 25, of Bellport, pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, six counts of first-degree assault, one count of driving while ability impaired by drugs and one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office said Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Turner was driving a stolen Chevrolet Camaro east at 154 mph on Route 25 in Ridge around 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2018 when he crashed into a Mazda that was going the same direction.

The impact forced the Mazda into another eastbound car. Turner also hit an oil truck that was traveling west, prosecutors said.

5 Dead After Grisly Crash on Long Island

[NY] 5 Dead After Grisly Crash on Long Island

All of the Mazda passengers — Jacquelyn McCoy, 55, her daughter Mary Alice Booker, 36, her son Anthony McCoy, 33, and his girlfriend Tameka Foster, 42 — were pronounced dead Read More – Source

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