Local teens gathered Thursday at the site where one of their peers was struck by a car Wednesday night.
A makeshift memorial was set up at Hempstead Turnpike, where Anthony D'Alessandro was hit by a minivan at approximately 9:18 p.m. Wednesday night. He was pronounced dead later that night.
The driver in the case will not be charged.
Students and parents made signs and placed candles and flowers at the makeshift vigil along the sidewalk of Hempstead Turnpike, just past the corner of Division Avenue.
Tributes also came in our comments section. Here are a few selected ones, with usernames listed:
- "My son knew him since they started Wisdom Lane. What a loss for his friends and family. Anthony, I am trying to have faith that you are in a much better place now and that you are being taken care of." - Ann M. Braun
- "I was just with you right before it happened Anthony...giving each other a big hug... I love you so much life wont be the same...I'll miss you every day even more..I love you..rest in peace" - Kelsey Smith
- "I coached Anthony years ago when he played tball with my son. Great kid, great family. RIP Anthony. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family." - JL
- "I grew up with his father, he's like a brother. We are all saddened to see one of our brothers in pain. I pray that God blesses Deli and his family and may God also bless them with the inner strength to make it through this." - Glenn Guerriero
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