SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Darrius and Darrell Jones have been identified as the brothers killed in a Thursday night vehicle crash in Suffolk County, New York.

Darrius, 16, and 28-year-old Darrell, were both killed in a two-vehicle crash near Long Island Thursday night.


According to reports, Darrius was operating a Ford Mustang on CR-83 near Canal Road in Mount Sinai, when the vehicle came into contact with a Jeep SUV, operated by Alaina Dimaria, around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Darrius, who was driving with a learners permit, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the crash. Darrell was also transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Dimaria was transported with minor injuries.

In a statement, Dr. Lance Lohman, the superintendent of the Longwood Central School District, described Darrius as a “beloved high school senior” and athlete.

“Darrius was a dedicated member of our High School Football Team and school community and he will be dearly missed,” Lohman wrote in a statement. “The passing of any student in our community is a tragedy for each and every one of us, and we offer our deepest condolences and prayers to Darrius’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Suffolk County is a predominantly suburban county on Long Island and the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 1,493,350, estimated to have decreased slightly to 1,481,093 in 2018, making it the fourth-most populous county in New York – Wikipedia.