Danbury, CT – Two Flatbush residents heading back to Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel in Waterbury, Connecticut died last night after the van they were in rolled over on Interstate 84 between exits two and three in Danbury, Connecticut at 12:30 AM.
VIN News has confirmed the identities of the two boys as Dani King, age 15 of Brooklyn and Eli Schonbron, age 16 also of Brooklyn. The nine other boys in the van sustained injuries and Connecticut State Police reports that one other boy in the van suffered serious injuries as well.
State Police could not confirm the cause of the crash or whether or not any of the eleven high school bochurim in the van were wearing seatbelts. The interstate was closed for several hours last night and reopened just before 4 AM.
According to the Danbury new site, NewTimes.com, The 1998 Ford Club Wagon, is registered to Mark Sperling of Brooklyn. The accident was the second crash in the area within the hour. Unconfirmed reports on Twitter indicate that that crash, which took place on Interstate 95 southbound in Westport, involved a fatality as well.
Chesed Shell Emes (CSE) is on the scene.