Ryan Mendez, 22, was killed after his Nissan Maxima veered onto the flawed aspect of the highway and collided with a Toyota Prius within the city of Quogue late Saturday evening
A younger driver whose automotive slammed into an Uber killing 4 folks within the Hamptons was fleeing from police on the time of the horror collision, authorities mentioned Tuesday.
Ryan Mendez, 22, was killed after his Nissan Maxima veered onto the flawed aspect of the highway and collided with a Toyota Prius within the city of Quogue late Saturday evening.
That Prius was being pushed by Farhan Zahid, 32, who was working for Uber and carrying passengers Michael Farrell, 20, James Farrell, 25, and Ryan Kiess, 25.
All 4 males have been killed immediately within the crash.
Kiess’s girlfriend, Brianna M. Maglio, 22, was additionally within the Uber and was the one survivor of the collision. She is at present in a essential situation in hospital.
On Tursday, Quogue police revealed Mendez sped previous an officer shortly earlier than the deadly crash, and ‘turned off his headlights’ seconds earlier than he slammed into the Prius.
Additionally they acknowledged that Mendez had a ‘amount of marijuana’ in his car on the time.
Mendez’s grief-stricken father defended his son in an interview with CBSNY, saying: ‘I do not know the way what occurred, however I do not need anybody to suppose any much less of my son, as a result of he was a very good boy. He was our the whole lot.’
Mendez’s mon added: ‘He did not reside to see this as a result of the guilt would have simply chewed him up. He most likely would not have been in a position to perform, taken anyone else’s life. My son was very humble’.
Ryan Mendez’s grief-stricken dad and mom spoke with CBS2 on Monday – two days after his automotive collided with an Uber, killing 4 folks inside
The deadly crash occurred when Toyota Prius Uber (pictured) the group referred to as to exit dancing collided head-on with one other automotive that had veered throughout the median into the oncoming lane
Justin B. Mendez, 22, was driving a pink Nissan Maxima (pictured) when he crashed into the group’s Uber. Police mentioned they imagine we was rushing. Mendez was additionally killed within the crash
‘I do not know the way what occurred, however I do not need anybody to suppose any much less of my son, as a result of he was a very good boy. He was our the whole lot’: Mendez was overcome with grief
Hifsa Ahmad – who’s the widow of Uber driver Farhan Zahid – spoke with Newsday on Monday saying she does not know find out how to inform their three younger kids that their dad is useless.
The couple had been married for seven yr and have three kids, Ayan, six, Mishal, three, and Ahaan, 16 months.
‘The youngsters have been asking me since yesterday when their father is coming [home]’, Ahmad acknowledged.
She tearfully advised Newsday that her husband – who emigrated from Pakistan 5 years in the past – was the household’s sole breadwinner.
‘I’ve no help; he was working; he was the one one,’ she acknowledged. ‘He was a very good accomplice. A very good husband. He was very nice.’
Hifsa Ahmad had been married to Farhan Zahid for seven years and the pair shared three younger kids. Zahid was killed immediately within the crash on Saturday evening
Ahmad says she does not know find out how to inform their three younger kids that their dad is useless
‘I’ve no help; he was working; he was the one one,’ Ahmad mentioned her husband was the household’s sole breadwinner
In the meantime, tributes are additionally pouring in for the three different passengers who have been killed within the crash.
Ryan Kiess was at his household’s new Hamptons dwelling along with his buddies – brothers Michael and James Farrell – after they determined to name the Uber on Saturday evening to move out dancing after having fun with the housewarming bash.
Ryan’s mom, Nina, advised Newsday: ‘Light coronary heart, light big,’ he mentioned, noting that his son was six-foot-three.
‘He died with two of his buddies. … He cherished Brianna. He cherished his household, buddies and the group.’
Brianna stays in a essential situation. She and Ryan had been courting for six years.
Ryan Kiess, 25, was killed within the crash. His girlfriend Brianna Maglio, 22, was the one survivor and is in essential situation
Ryan and Brianna met on the College of Scranton, the place they each performed lacrosse
Ryan had studied accounting, and had been not too long ago promoted on the agency KPMG. Brianna works as an intensive care neonatal nurse at New York- Presbyterian Hospital.
The couple met on the College of Scranton, the place they each performed lacrosse.
Invoice Cherry, a former boys lacrosse coach at Manhasset Excessive College mentioned he had coached each Ryan and brothers Michael and James Farrell.
Farrells and Kiess, and mentioned they have been distinctive folks.
‘These have been nice children, three-sport athletes, who performed soccer, basketball and lacrosse … That is so mindless, so heartbreaking,’ he advised the outlet.
Cherry famous that by calling an Uber the group had been enjoying it protected that evening, however nonetheless perished regardless, and referred to as the crash ‘mindless.’
‘They have been doing the suitable factor and being sensible and getting a journey to satisfy buddies after which this occurs,’ he mentioned. ‘You are so completely happy that your children are doing the suitable factor and then you definitely marvel why and the way one thing like this occurs?
Brothers James, 25, (left) and Michael Farrell, 20, have been among the many deadly crash victims Saturday