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New York City area teen kills three in head-on car crash

A grief-stricken young man recently stood at the site of a New York City area head-on collision that took the lives of his two uncles.

The two men had gone to get coffee, the nephew said, "and after that they just never came back."

The men were killed when the Nissan Altima they were in early Tuesday morning was struck head-on by a 1995 Honda Civic driven by a 15-year-old boy in Edison, New Jersey.

Police said the teen was pronounced dead at the scene of the violent collision on Route 27.

One of the men in the Altima, a 35-year-old passenger, also died immediately from his injuries.

The driver of the Altima, 46 years old, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The nephew who was visiting the site of the crash told a TV reporter that he's simply trying to hold himself together in the wake of the death of two uncles, one of whom lived in his family's home.

"I go to my house and see his clothes just laying there and see everything that he was going to wear today," the nephew said. "God took the biggest part of our family away today...two of them at once."

Law enforcement officials say the 15-year-old was to blame for the crash that took his life. They say they are not sure who owned the vehicle the teen was driving, but noted that the minimum age for driving in the state is 16.

The fatal auto accident was the second in Edison within a single day, officials said. A 66-year-old Catholic nun was killed a day earlier when the car she was driving was in a collision with a box truck.

Two of the woman's relatives were injured in the accident.

No charges have yet been filed in either case.

Victims' families often learn that criminal charges are in many cases for minor infractions that carry no meaningful penalties. That's why many seek the assistance of an attorney experienced in holding negligent drivers accountable for the damage they've done.

Source: CBS New York, "Police Investigating After Teen Driver, 2 Men Killed In Edison Crash," Oct. 15, 2013

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