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UPDATE: Police Identify Teen Killed on Hempstead Turnpike

Sixteen-year-old boy dies after being struck by a minivan Wednesday night.

Update: April 5, 2012 at 6:48 a.m.

Police have officially identified Anthony D'Alessandro as the 16-year-old boy who was struck and killed as he was crossing Hempstead Turnpike near Division Avenue Wednesday night.

According to detectives, a 61-year-old female was driving a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan westbound on Hempstead Turnpike around 9 p.m. when she struck D'Alessandro. The teen was transported by police department ambulance to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m.

Homicide and Eighth Squad Detectives report no apparent criminality in connection with this accident and the above mentioned vehicle was impounded from the scene for a brake test and safety inspection.

Mac April 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Tony regardless of the reason these kids need to be actively educated starting in kindergarten their how to cross a street and the dangers when you do not use good judgement. It could be alcohol use, distraction of the cell phone or iPod, crossing in the middle of the intersection , not looking both ways etc. The loss is still tragic but we need to move forward to prevent this from happening again.
Tony Androcoski April 15, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Mac - well said. I would just love to know how and WHERE these teenagers are getting their liquor from. I think a crackdown should also be done on what stores are selling alcohol to 16 year olds!!! Get after them!!!
T June 07, 2012 at 02:07 PM
hemp tpke is a scary road but if people would pay attention, and be more careful its not that bad. i sat hear and listened to news 12 when a mother got on for an interview and she said where do u expect a kid to hangout. and my first thoughts were maybe your backyard. not drinking in a sump. my heart does go out to the family for there lose but kids need to realize drinking age is 21 and they need to be more responsible.
Rocco July 01, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Tom you are correct on the bridge. That would not work . I go past Hofstra every day and the students dont use their bridge often enough. I agree heavy police activity would help. Still have not seen it yet. I just cant understand why this is not done.
Long Islander January 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Eyewitness account and some comments: http://treeskill.com/20120403accident.html

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