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Queens Teen Killed In LI Car Accident Laid To Rest; Driver Released From Hospital

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A Queens teenager killed in a Long Island car crash was laid to rest Wednesday, the same day the driver was released from the hospital.

Services were held for 18-year-old Christopher Khan in South Ozone Park.

He was one of four teens killed Monday morning when police say 17-year-old Joseph Beer lost control of his car and crashed into several trees on the Southern State Parkway.

Authorities are waiting to see whether toxicology reports shed light on the crash.

Meanwhile, Khan's friends are struggling to make sense of the tragedy.

"He was very smart, very down to Earth," said one. "He had big plans."

"It's been really hard," said a second. "We've gotten no sleep. We've just been thinking."

"He wasn't like my brother, he was my brother," said a third. "There wouldn't be a day where him and Peter wouldn't come to my house."

Officials say Beer was driving with only a learner's permit, which did not allow him to drive without adult supervision.

He was the sole survivor of the crash.

Officials say tests are being conducted to determine whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role.

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