Authorities to weigh charges for driver in fatal crash

Left, Joseph Beer, the driver in an accident

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Left, Joseph Beer, the driver in an accident on the Southern State Parkway on Oct. 8, 2012 that killed four people. Right, the car after the accident. (Credit: Handout, Howard Schnapp)

Toxicology tests and crash reconstruction reports will determine whether a teenage driver with a learner permit will face charges in an early-morning Southern State Parkway wreck that killed four of his friends, authorities said Tuesday.

Joseph Beer, 17, of Richmond Hill, Queens, was driving a 2012 Subaru Impreza early Monday morning when he lost control and slammed into trees after leaving...

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