2 teens killed, 3 hurt in Orange County crash

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Monday, October 10, 2016

SLATE HILL, Orange County (WABC) -- Two teenagers are dead and three other injured after a one-car crash Orange County over the weekend.

The victims' relatives say they were driving a burn victim to the hospital when their pick-up truck veered off a rain-slicked road and struck a utility pole, ejecting all five people in the vehicle.

The incident happened on Route 6 in Slate Hill just after 2 a.m. Sunday, and mourners have been gathering at the scene.

Investigators say the driver, 19-year-old Vincent Peluso, was traveling too fast around a curve. He and passenger Jared Santillo, also 19, were killed.

Santillo's brother said they were taking a teenager burned in a bonfire to the hospital.

Police say one occupant is in serious condition with internal injuries and two others have been released from a hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.