WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Malik Smith, 16, Anthony Billips Jr., 17, Zahnyiah Cross, 12, Shawnell Cross, 11, and Andrew Billips, 8, have been identified as the five young people killed in a Sunday single-vehicle crash in Westchester County, New York on Sunday.

A 9-year-old boy, the only survivor, was “apparently riding in the rear hatchback/cargo area and escaped out the rear,” according to a statement provided by the Westchester County Police Department.


According to family members, the six siblings and cousins were heading to Derby, Connecticut from a mall, when for unknown reasons, their Nissan Rogue exited Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The vehicle then came into contact with a tree north of the Mamaroneck Road exit and burst into flames, officials said.

The boy was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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