3 dead, 2 injured after police chase ends in collision on Long Island

MIDDLE ISLAND — Three people were killed and two others were injured in a collision on Long Island late Saturday.

Police say a 2015 Nissan Rogue driven by 17-year-old Nahriek Belford failed to stop at a stop sign and operated in a reckless manner along Main Street in Yaphank at about 11:45 p.m.

The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver fled from police, according to authorities.

The Nissan was traveling west on Route 25 when it struck a 2009 Honda CRV that was attempted to make a left turn onto Birchwood Park Drive, police said.

The driver and a passenger in the Honda, 74-year-old Jerome Weingarten and his wife, 71-year-old Randee Weingarten were pronounced dead at the scene. Belford's half brother, 19-year-old Angelo Belford, was also pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.

Belford and another passenger, 16, were taken to the hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Belford faces charges of reckless endangerment. Additional charges are anticipated.

According to police, the Nissan had been reported stolen on Feb. 7 and the license plates were switched.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

Correction: The story has been updated with the teen's proper age. Police initially reported the teen killed was 16. 

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