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Centereach teen Giovanni Laboy among three dead after New Jersey SUV crash, police say

Officials work on the scene of a fatal

Officials work on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 80 near Wayne, N.J. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Photo Credit: Bergen Record / Marko Georgiev

A second youth has died from a weekend crash in New Jersey that also killed a Centereach teen and the driver of their vehicle, New Jersey State Police said Monday.

The two youths, 13 and 14, were passengers in a sport utility vehicle driven by Michael LaVecchia, 37, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, police said.

LaVecchia was pronounced dead at the scene, on Route 80 near Wayne, New Jersey, police said.

Giovanni Laboy, 14, of Centereach, died later Saturday at a hospital.

The other youth was the driver's son, Michael LaVecchia III, also of East Stroudsburg, said Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police.

He died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, Williams said.

Police originally said both boys were 13 and that they were withholding their names because of their ages.

Police said LaVecchia was driving east at about 8 a.m. when his vehicle left the road, hitting a dump truck parked on the shoulder.

No one was in the dump truck when the crash occurred.

With Gary Dymski

CORRECTION: The Centereach teen's age was incorrect in an initial version of this story.


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