Farmingdale's Mayor Ralph Ekstrand and the Board of Trustees declared Monday an official day of mourning after four local teenagers died in a devastating crash in Farmingdale early Saturday.
The teens were all students at Farmingdale High School.
The accident occurred at 12:04 a.m. when a 2001 Nissan that had been traveling westbound on Conklin Street crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a GMC Suburban.
Three others were injured in the crash. One is a Farmingdale High School student who was in the Nissan and is in critical condition at a hospital, according to Newsday. The occupants in the GMC are hospitalized with serious injuries and expected to survive.
Monday's day of mourning will be scheduled "out of respect for the victims and their families, and all those in the community affected by the tragic car accident," according to a press release issued by the Village of Farmingdale Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Village officials expressed their "heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all in the community."