Teen killed in Yonkers crash was going to meet friend



Randy Brisbane was looking forward to hanging out with a friend Tuesday, but tragedy struck when he was later killed in a crash that claimed the lives of four others in Yonkers.

Friend Mojisola Shokeye, 18, was shattered when she learned Brisbane, Brandon Sierra, Tamari Watkins, and Anthony Cruz were all killed during a traffic stop that went horribly wrong Tuesday night.

Shokeye went to Saunders Trades and Technical High School with the 18-year-old victims, who recently graduated in June.

She especially considered Brisbane like a brother.

“Randy was like my brother. He texted me an hour before he passed away,” she told The Post on Wednesday. “Me and Randy, today we were going to go to Chick-fil-A to try the cookies.”

She added that before the crash, Brisbane last texted her that he was going to talk to her later.

The silver 2006 Nissan sedan carrying all the victims was split in half, killing them at the scene.

The incident began when Devon Haywood was driving his white 2009 Infiniti sedan erratically at South Broadway and Prospect Street just after 9:20 p.m., Yonkers police said.

Cops chased Haywood, 36, who continued to accelerate before smashing into the four teens on Culver Street, police said. Haywood later died at a local hospital.

Shokeye recalled how all the teens were good friends who loved to make others smile.

“They were always making people laugh, in a good way,” she said. “They’re all really close friends. They all had a close bond.”

Yonkers Public Schools mourned the death of the young men saying they were beloved at their former high school.

“This unthinkable tragedy, the loss of four young people with their lives ahead of them, breaks our hearts. Our prayers and condolences are with the family members and friends suffering today,” Superintendent Edwin Quezada said in a statement.


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