Services scheduled Friday for Astoria creek crash victims

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April 11, 2014 8:03:36 PM PDT
Services will be held Friday for three of the four young people killed when a car crashed into a creek in Astoria, Queens, last weekend.

Funeral services will be held for Crystal Gravely and Jada Monique Butts at separate churches in East Elmhurst.

A viewing will be held for Darius Fletcher, who will be laid to rest Saturday morning in Jamaica.

Jaleel Furtado was buried Wednesday.

All four were killed when the car in which they were riding plunged into the Steinway Creek. The 20-year-old driver survived.

Police said he tried to make a quick U-turn on a dead-end street, but the 2009 Honda Accord slipped on the wet road and tumbled into the creek late Friday evening.

Details are as follows:

Crystal Gravely

  • Viewing Friday 9a-11a
  • Funeral Friday 11a
  • Both at the First Baptist Church 100-10 Astoria Blvd East Elmhurst, NY 11369
  • Jada Monique Butts

  • Viewing Friday 5p-7p
  • Funeral Friday 7p
  • Both at the Southern Baptist Church 9709 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst
  • Darius Fletcher

  • Viewing Friday 5p-7p
  • Funeral Saturday 9am
  • Both at the Greater Allen Cathedral A.M.E. Church 110-31 Merrick Blvd Jamaica