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Shoreham, NY – Update: High School Senior Passes Away After Accident

Shoreham, NY (June 15, 2019) – A high school senior from Shoreham-Wading River High School was seriously injured in an accident and police have now reported that she has passed away.

The 18-year-old, identified as Melissa Marchese, was taken to the Stony Brook University Hospital for recovery but, while there, she tragically passed away due to severe trauma from her injuries.

The accident took place when Marchese and two of her friends were headed to an award ceremony around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. The teens turned left from Miller Avenue onto Route 25A when a Honda broadsided their vehicle. The driver has since been identified as a 34-year-old man. The driver of the Honda went through the light just as it turned red.

Marchese received severe head injuries and was hospitalized as a result. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.

Fatal Accidents in New York 

Shoreham, NY – Update: High School Senior Passes Away After AccidentWe would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young girl whose life was taken in this serious accident. Every year across New York, hundreds of people will lose their lives in serious accidents. If you are somebody who has suffered these losses, we want you to be able to find peace during this stressful time when many people wonder how they will be able to handle the finances piled up against them.

At Hach & Rose, we would like to offer our full support to you. You might believe that another party has acted in a negligent manner and we would like to help you through this emotional time in your life. Please allow us to assist you through this challenging process. We are here for you every step of the way, so contact us immediately at 212-779-0057.

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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