The juniors at Kingston High School who perished in a Route 28 collision in the Town of Shandaken were confirmed by the Kingston State Police on Tuesday.
The victims were identified by the police as Jack Noble, 17, of Port Ewen, and Dillon Gokey, 16, of Kingston. At the site of the 9 a.m. collision, both were declared deceased.
Joseph Sepesi, 17, of Port Ewen, who was riding in the third person’s Hyundai Santa Fe, was transported by air to Westchester Medical Center due to severe but non-life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary inquiry, according to tropers, showed that Ramon LunaLuna, 54, of the Bronx, was driving a Volve tractor-trailer when he noticed a Honda stopped on the road, waiting to turn north on to Route 212.
The vehicle overturned as a result of the tractor-trailer colliding with the 2013 Hyundai head-on and then veering over the double yellow line in the westbound lane, striking the students.
Then, a 2018 Audi SQ5 heading west collided with the tractor-trailer.
LunaLuna was taken to Kingston’s HealthAlliance Hospital for assessment. There were no injuries to the Audi’s driver.
The inquiry is still ongoing.