5 Dead In Southern State Parkway Crash

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A tree is knocked down next to the Belmont Lake State Park sign at exit 38, where a family of five was killed Saturday night. Photo: Anton News

A family of five people, including three kids, were killed Saturday night when their car veered off the westbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway and crashed into a tree near Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon.

Police say just before 11 p.m., the car crashed into a tree right next to the Belmont Lake State Park sign at exit 38 and exploded into flames, killing all five occupants on their way home to Brooklyn after a family affair.

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Debris from the accident scene on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway. Photo: Anton News