Update: Rocky Point Teen Killed in Early Morning Crash, Driver Arrested

Two killed in crash as teens were heading home from Six Flags Great Adventure.

Update: Thomas Smith, the driver during the fatal accident, was released Sunday on $75,000 bail. Results of urine and blood tests, which Smith consented to at the time of his arrest, are expected in Tuesday, according to reports.

Rocky Point teen Ryan Baumgartner was killed in a crash at 1:24 a.m. Saturday and the driver, Thomas Smith, 20, of Ridge, was arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs, Suffolk County police said.

According to a report in Newsday, five Suffolk County teens were heading home early Saturday after a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey when the driver, Smith, fell asleep. Their vehicle then slammed into a tree off William Floyd Parkway in Ridge, killing Baumgartner and Smith's girlfriend, 19-year-old Jacqueline Salvador, also from Ridge.

A 17-year-old Johnny Salvador, Jacqueline's brother, was flown to Stony Brook University Medical Center where he's being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. Smith and another 16-year-old female passenger weren't injured, police said.

The crash investigation is ongoing. Click here for more on this story in Newsday (subscription required).

Buddy April 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM
WOW...the toxicology reports on the driver were "back" in 3 hours and on a Saturday????? Once again it appears the NEWSRAG jumped the gun and found another person guilty before trial.
Kelly Glancy Mandia April 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM
The driver was not killed and hence a drug test - not a toxicology report. "... the driver, Thomas Smith, 20, of Ridge, was arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs." My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and loved ones affected by this horrible tragedy, and may the deceased rest in peace. Another terrible lesson for our children.
Shari bullock April 15, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I knew one of the victims, a very sweet girl:( so sad!
bridgette June 07, 2012 at 12:10 AM
me too i love her she was like my sister R.I.P Jacqueline


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