NEW YORK — The Latest on the New York City crash that killed three people and injured 10 (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Authorities say the three people killed when a sedan hit a barrier on a New York City highway were the driver and two passengers in the back seat. Two others in the car were injured, along with eight other people in a chain reaction collision Wednesday involving several vehicles.

Police identified the driver in the crash on the Long Island Expressway as 25-year-old Michael Fabre, of Oakland Gardens, New York. Also killed were 24-year-old Giovanny Sanchez, of Brentwood, and 24-year-old Christina Formato, of Franklin Square.

Authorities say Fabre’s car was going very fast when it hit the barrier then was hit by another car. Other vehicles stopped because of the collision, and the secondary crash took place when a dump truck hit them.


3 p.m.

Police say a sedan hit a barrier and split in half on a New York City highway, causing a chain reaction involving several vehicles that killed three people and injured 10 others.

Police now say Wednesday’s wreck involved seven vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth.

They say the sedan was going at a high rate of speed when it hit the barrier. An Acura then struck the front portion of the sedan. Police say three of the five occupants of the sedan were killed; the other two were taken to a hospital. One is in critical but stable condition, the other in stable condition.

The driver of the Acura refused medical attention.

The collision caused a dump truck to collide with five other vehicles that were stopped due to the first crash. All those occupants are in stable condition.

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2 p.m.

New York authorities say three people were killed and 10 others were injured in an early morning collision in Queens.

Wednesday’s chain-reaction wreck involved six vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth.

Two vehicles collided about 4:20 a.m. then were slammed by the other vehicles. Police say a truck and a taxi were among the vehicles involved in the crash.

Fire officials say three people were pronounced dead at the scene and 10 others were taken to a hospital, one with serious injuries. The other injuries were non-life-threatening.

The accident closed the eastbound side of the lower level of the highway and backed up traffic to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


9:25 a.m.

New York authorities say three people have died and nine others have been injured in an early-morning, chain-reaction crash in Queens.

The six-vehicle collision occurred on the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say two vehicles collided and then the other vehicles crashed into them.

Police say a truck and a taxi were among the vehicles involved in the crash.

Fire officials say three people died at the scene and nine others were taken to a hospital. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

The accident closed the eastbound side of the lower level of the highway and backed up traffic to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Earlier this month, another crash on the expressway claimed six lives, including a woman who died later of her injuries and a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.