He said his daughter and Radoncic were cousins and were spending the long weekend together at her aunt’s house in Rockland County, New York. An Orangeburg teen remains in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center following Sunday’s car accident in Pearl River that left two teens dead. A collision sent their SUV plunging 50 feet off an overpass onto train tracks below on Sunday afternoon. Services were planned for a mosque in Astoria, Queens, on Monday night, Aiello reported. I kept seeing the flames. We expect near white out conditions overnight so please stay home. “That was her destiny.”. Conditions are definitely worsening, winds are picking up and snow is coming down at one to three inches an hour. Her 17-year-old cousin, Aisha Radoncic, was behind the wheel of the Porche SUV they were riding in. Police arrested Castro and Radoncic on two felony counts of criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, speed contests, and races. “I was watching the car and all of a sudden I heard this big bang,” witness Joe Geppner told WCBS. Orangetown Police say drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Detective Sgt. “We started trying to put out the fire. Pochintesta said people should follow the school’s website and Facebook page for updates on upcoming memorial services. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived. Cekic’s heartbroken father said she was an honor student at Edward R. … CBSN New York''s Tony Aiello reports. She’s the only daughter I have. All news from Pearl River. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived. His wrestling coach remembered him as a great teammate and competitor whom they called “Big Al.” In track-and-field, he threw the discus and shot put. He said she's still recovering from her injuries. Saniha Cekic, a 15-year-old girl from Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, a 17-year-old boy from Pearl River, were both killed. “I was watching the car and all of a sudden I heard this big bang,” witness Joe Geppner told WCBS . PEARL RIVER — More than eight months after the fiery crash that took the lives of her cousin and a high school friend, the Orangeburg woman who drove the sports car that raced down Route 304 and a second driver have been charged with criminally negligent homicide, police said Wednesday. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, also a student at Pearl River High School, remains hospitalized and is listed in good condition. I kept seeing the flames. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived.Cekic’s heartbroken father said she was an honor student at Edward R. Murrow High School, with dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer.“I can’t bear. There’s no word on what caused the collision. Cekic and Radonic were cousins and spending the weekend at Radonic’s parents’ house in Rockland County. "We need to remind our young drivers that cars aren’t toys," Walsh said. Family, School In Grief After 2 Teens Killed In SUV Crash, Another In Critical Condition: Saniha Cekic,.. News video on One News Page on Monday, 14 October 2019 “I can’t bear. "It was a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out the families who lost loved ones," Hughes said. Watch the video above to learn more about this story. It charges that defendants Jason Castro, 44, of Nanuet, and Aisha Radoncic, (and her parents, Tifa Radoncic, and Naser Radoncic, who is also known as Naser Redzepagic) of Orangeburg were “negligent, wanton, reckless and careless” in causing the crash on Oct. 13, 2019. Police are still investigating the crash but have not found evidence of drugs or alcohol. They do not believe drugs or alcohol were a … “Honor students, top of their class. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, also a student at Pearl River High School, remains hospitalized and is listed in good condition. Radoncic remains in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center. Saniha Cekic, a 15-year-old girl from Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, a 17-year-old boy from Pearl River, were both killed. CBS2's Tony Aiello. The Porsche driver, 17-year-old Orangeburg resident Aisha Radoncic, was injured and taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where she was in … All we heard was this poor girl screaming. msn back to msn home news. Damiani said the prosecution asked the judge for a delay in presenting evidence and witness statements to the defense within 10 days of arrest under the state justice reforms. “This is a remarkable community for its resilience and its ability to come together in times of tragedy, and this is no different,” he said. She’s a twin. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, also a student at Pearl River High School, remains hospitalized and is listed in good condition. Aisha Radoncic, 17, of Orangeburg, New York, the driver of the Porsche the trio were riding in, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. It charges that defendants Jason Castro, 44, of Nanuet, and Aisha Radoncic, (and her parents, Tifa Radoncic, and Naser Radoncic, who is also known as … Two senior students were involved in a horrible accident yesterday,” Superintendent Marco Pochintesta told reporters Monday. “I was watching the car and all of a sudden I heard this big bang,” witness Joe Geppner told WCBS . Saniha Cekic, a 15-year-old girl from Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, a 17-year-old boy from Pearl River, were both killed when a collision sent their SUV plunging 50 feet off an overpass onto train tracks below on Rockland County. WITNESS TELLS HOW HE RESPONDED: Pearl River crash scene neighbor tells how he tried to rescue teens, GOOD KID: Pearl River crash victim Altin Nezaj 'a good soul' with 'the biggest smile', SURVIVOR: Pearl River crash survivor is 2nd in her family to dodge death. “Honor students, top of their class. No matter what they did, they just kept coming up.”In keeping with Muslim tradition, Cekic was to be laid to rest quickly. “If there is an angel, she is an angel. “I was washing the car and all of a sudden, I heard this big bang,” neighbor Joe Geppner told WCBS. Saniha Cekic, a 15-year-old girl from Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, a 17-year-old boy from Pearl River, were both killed. Our local coverage is only possible with support from our readers. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived. My son … they’re only 15 years old. In keeping with Muslim tradition, Cekic was to be laid to rest quickly. 'Our family is devastated': 2 teens dead after fiery crash sends SUV tumbling from overpass. They do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The entire team attended his wake at a Yonkers funeral home. 17 year-old Aisha Radoncic of Orangeburg was reportedly in good condition at Westchester Medical Center. James Brown said the incidents is an open criminal case and certain information cannot be released at this time. There’s no word on what caused the collision.Route 304 was shut down and part of the NJ Transit Pascack Valley line was suspended in both directions as emergency responders worked to extinguish the fire.“Thank God the fire department came and they started dousing it with water and whatever else they could,” said Geppner. She managed to escape the wreck and is in critical condition. Receive daily coronavirus & public health news straight to your inbox. They also were given several vehicle and traffic law infractions. “They were closing the pool for the season and they went to go buy bagels or something,” he said, holding back tears. The road has had numerous accidents in the area. Orangetown police accused Aisha Radoncic, then 17, and Jason Castro of driving recklessly on Oct. 13 as they raced down the road, triggering a crash that killed two people in Radoncic… Steve Lieberman covers government, breaking news, courts, police and investigations. "I have no information other than the allegations. Reach him at slieberm@lohud.com and on Twitter: @lohudlegal. Both victims were in the same vehicle, a Porsche driven by Aisha Radoncic, 17, of Orangeburg. My son is destroyed,” Began Cekic said. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived. They do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. Saniha Cekic, a 15-year-old girl from Brooklyn, and Altin Nezaj, a 17-year-old boy from Pearl River, were both killed when a collision sent their SUV plunging 50 feet off an overpass onto train tracks below on Rockland County. The crash occurred on northbound Route 304 in the vicinity of the Crooked Hill Road overpass at approximately 3:26 p.m. that Saturday over the Columbus Day weekend. Nezaj died at the scene, while emergency room personnel pronounced Cekic dead at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. “Thank God the fire department came and they started dousing it with water and whatever else they could,” said Geppner. Two passengers in the Porsche, Pearl River High School senior and football player Altin Nezaj, 17, and 15-year-old Saniha Cekic of Brooklyn, were killed. Only 15, all her life in front of her.”. "The allegations are that the two arrested individuals were engaged in a road race. The driver of the Jetta was not injured and police are still investigating the cause of the crash. Castro was arraigned by Justice Patrick Loftus and released without bail pending a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 10. Route 304 was shut down and part of the NJ Transit Pascack Valley line was suspended in both directions as emergency responders worked to extinguish the fire. The driver of the car, 17 year-old Aisha Radoncic, was reportedly in good condition at Westchester Medical Center yesterday, according to published reports. “We started trying to get fire extinguishers and we started trying to put out the fire, because all we heard was this poor girl screaming, and she was screaming terribly,” Geppner said. “That was her destiny.”Radoncic and Nezaj knew each other from Pearl River High School, where they were seniors.“We find ourselves in the midst of an awful, awful tragedy. It charges that defendants Jason Castro, 44, of Nanuet, and Aisha Radoncic, (and her parents, Tifa Radoncic, and Naser Radoncic, who is also known as … Attorney John Hughes, representing Radoncic, said he's awaiting the investigative reports before commenting. © 2021 www.lohud.com. Cekic’s heartbroken father said she was an honor student at Edward R. … Our family is devastated now,” cousin Ismael Cekic added.He said his daughter and Radoncic were cousins and were spending the long weekend together at her aunt’s house in Rockland County, New York.“They were closing the pool for the season and they went to go buy bagels or something,” he said, holding back tears. “To tell you the truth, it took a long time. Family, School In Grief After 2 Teens Killed In SUV Crash, Driver Remains In Critical Condition.. News video on One News Page on Monday, 14 October 2019 Our family is devastated now,” cousin Ismael Cekic added. “If there is an angel, she is an angel. “We’re always going to remember Altin Nezaj as the terrific student and athlete that he was,” he added. James Sullivan said at the time there was no indication of drug or alcohol use by the drivers or passengers. Her cousin – 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic – drove Cekic and their friend – 17-year-old Altin Nezaj – in her aunt’s Porche SUV to pick up groceries. ... 17 year-old Altin Nezaj was killed, along with a 15 year-old from Brooklyn. CBS2's Tony Aiello. ©2021, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of KETV-TV. Damiani said he originally thought Castro would be involved in a civil case, but then the police began interviewing him. She was in good condition … “She was a beautiful child, beautiful, beautiful cousin, beautiful daughter. Orangetown police accused Aisha Radoncic, then 17, and Jason Castro of driving recklessly on Oct. 13 as they raced down the road, triggering a crash that killed two people in Radoncic's 2017 Porsche Macan. Residents said they heard the crash around 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the Crooked Hill Road Overpass on Route 304 in Pearl River. I have no indication there was any agreement to have a race.". Names and conditions were not available for the three people in the minivan with her: a woman older than Radoncic, a baby and a preschooler whom police guessed to be about 3 years old. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, also a student at Pearl River High School, remains hospitalized and is listed in good condition. Two senior students were involved in a horrible accident yesterday,” Superintendent Marco Pochintesta told reporters Monday.Pochintesta said grief counselors would be on hand to help students throughout the week.“This is a remarkable community for its resilience and its ability to come together in times of tragedy, and this is no different,” he said.“We’re always going to remember Altin Nezaj as the terrific student and athlete that he was,” he added.Residents said they heard the crash around 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the Crooked Hill Road Overpass on Route 304 in Pearl River.“I was washing the car and all of a sudden, I heard this big bang,” neighbor Joe Geppner told WCBS.They desperately tried to help as the teens’ Porsche burst into flames.“We started trying to get fire extinguishers and we started trying to put out the fire, because all we heard was this poor girl screaming, and she was screaming terribly,” Geppner said.The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt. On the Pirates football team, Nezaj wore number 71, a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound defensive lineman. Her 17-year-old cousin, Aisha Radoncic, was behind the wheel of the Porche SUV they were riding in. I don’t know why is … my wife is broken down. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic from Orangeburg, was badly hurt but survived, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. He is the older brother of Aisha Radoncic, the driver in this week's crash. My son is destroyed,” Began Cekic said. I don’t know why is … my wife is broken down. Cekic’s heartbroken father said she was an honor student at Edward R. Murrow High School, with dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer. Butterworth and District Attorney Thomas Walsh also recalled the young people who died in the crash. Authorities say the driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic, first hit a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta before careening off the overpass. Cekic’s heartbroken father said she was an honor student at Edward R. 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