The families of the four young men and women who were killed in a high-speed crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway early Sunday morning won't know exactly how their loved ones died until tomorrow, according to a Westchester County Medical Examiner representative.
While the Medical Examiner's Office told Patch early Monday afternoon the autopsies were underway; and later confirmed they were complete, each will also undergo a carbon monoxide test before a definite cause of death can be attributed.
Speaking at a press conference Sunday, New York State Police said they were not yet sure if the impact of the 2013 Volkswagon's collision with an overpass killed 19-year-old driver Bruno Vaccarezza and his three passengers—Fernanda Gomez, Juliana Restrepo and Vincent Mendoza.
The car went up in flames after the crash, police said.
Investigators are also planning to submit toxicology tests for the four victims to determine if any drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Police previously said there was no evidence in the charred vehicle to suggest they may have been.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates to this developing story.