A 24-year-old Queens man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and crashing into another car that burst into flames, killing three over the weekend in a Bay Shore hit-and-run crash, authorities said.
O’Neil Sharpe, of Springfield Gardens, was apprehended in Rockville Centre and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
Troopers said Sharpe was driving his BMW westbound on the Southern State Parkway when he rear-ended a Toyota near exit 41 for Bay Shore Road at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Three people in the vehicle that Sharpe allegedly hit—37-year-old Ancio Ostane and his two children, Andy, 8, and Sephora, 4—were trapped in the burning vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Their mother and Ancio’s wife, Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane, escaped and was taken to South Side Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
The family was on their way home to St. Albans after leaving a family party in Central Islip, police said.
Sharpe fled the scene but was found at the home of the registered owner of the BMW he was driving. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.