2 teens killed after truck hits driver's education car in NY

UPDATE: Despite reporting that a third teenager, Lucas O'Connor, was killed in the car crash Wednesday night, Goshen School Superintendent Daniel Connor said Thursday that he may have been given incorrect information and is unable to confirm the boy's status.

WARWICK, N.Y. -- A truck slammed into a driving lessons car in a rural intersection on Tuesday, killing two 16-year-old high school students and injuring two others and their instructor.

Five people were in the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, owned by Middletown's Decat Driving School, police said: the 60-year-old instructor in the front passenger seat, a 16-year-old girl at the wheel and three 16-year-old boys in the backseat. All were wearing seat belts, police said.

Police said the truck collided with the rear driver's side door of the car when the car pulled into its path. The car had a stop sign and a flashing red light, and the truck, which wasn't pulling a trailer, had a flashing caution light.

The two teens in the backseat, identified as Antonio Baglivo and Paul VanDoran, were killed.

The 16-year-old driver, Claudia Krebs, and the 61-year-old driving instructor, who was in the front passenger seat, were injured. CBS New York reported that Krebs was in critical condition on Wednesday. There was no information about the condition of the driving instructor.

Police said the car was owned by Middletown's Decat Driving School. Company representatives did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.



Grief counselors were at the teens' high school on Wednesday and were available for students and others.



Connor told CBS New York they were great kids from good families.

"One (Baglivo) was a football player. One (VanDoran) was part of a stage crew," Connor said. "Both were great kids, well-liked by their peers, extremely well-liked by staff. Really good kids, 16-year-old boys. You know, you get up in the morning, you figure I'm going to driver ed class, I'm going to have my instruction and then I'm going to drive that day. And to think 24 hours ago things changed the way they did."

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