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Two teens die in Far Rock car collision with concrete pole: Police

Police tape hangs from a pole at the corner of Beach 41 Street and Rockaway Freeway. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Two teenagers were killed after the car they were riding in hit a concrete pillar holding up the subway in Far Rockaway early Saturday, police said.

At about 3 a.m., cops were called to the grisly crash at Rockaway Freeway and Beach 41st Street, and emergency responders pronounced a 15-year-old boy who had been riding in the front seat dead at the scene, the NYPD said.

A 14-year-old male passenger was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was declared dead, police said.

Brooklyn resident Cyirell Lomax, 19, who had been behind the wheel of the green 2009 Toyota Corolla at the time of the crash, was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and insufficient taillights, a spokeswoman for the NYPD.

The identities of both teens killed were being withheld by authorities as of Sunday evening until their families had been notified.

At the intersection where they died, two religious candles had been placed.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at timesledgerphotos@gmail.com or by phone at 718-260-4589.

Updated 12:16 am, August 26, 2013
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