Second Man Arrested In Long Island Crash That Killed Father, 2 Children

CBS New York

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A second man has been arrested following a fiery car crash on Long Island that killed a father and his two young children.

State Police arrested 23-year-old Demetri Stewart. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Suffolk County Court on charges related to helping the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash flee. He is being held on $200,000 bond.

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Prosecutors said Stewart was following his friend, 24-year-old Oneil Sharpe, on the Southern State Parkway when Sharpe rear-ended his BMW into a Toyota near exit 41 in Bay Shore early Sunday morning.

The Toyota burst into flames, killing 37-year-old Ancio Ostane, his 8-year-old son, Andy, and 4-year-old daughter, Sephora, police said. Ostane’s wife and the children’s mother, Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane, escaped uninjured.

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