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Bronx hit and run driver takes life of mother

News like this is always so difficult to report. However, we hope our article will shed light in helping Police apprehend the hit and run driver that caused the fatal crash taking the life of Cardinal Spellman High School cheer leading coach and mother of three Michelle Muccio from Pelham Bay.

Michelle Muccio, 44, was driving south on I-95 near Gun Hill Road with her 16-year-old daughter Francesca, around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 when a speeding vehicle abruptly cut in front of her.

The sudden reckless cutoff sent Michelle Muccio’s 2004 GMC Envoy spinning out, then flipping over the road’s metal guardrail, and continuing to roll over several times.

Michelle was partially ejected from the vehicle and did not survive the impact.

Michelle’s daughter Francesca escaped with only minor injuries. She was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center and has now returned to her family.

Her last words to her mother were “Mom be careful” just before the crash.

 Michelle Muccio

Michelle Muccio mourned by Spellman High School community. (Facebook)

“Her mother had fallen on top of her and my granddaughter had to crawl out of the window,” according to family members recount of the accident.

The driver that cut off Michelle just kept going. All Francesca can recall was that the other vehicle was a dark, SUV similar to her mother’s.

Michelle is survived by her husband of 22 years, Christopher; her three daughters Nikki Marie, Francesca and Daniella Muccio.

A GoFundMe page was created to defer the costs of her funeral and has raised over $12,000 in just over two days from all of the people and lives Michelle touched.

“The driver who appears to have caused this devastating accident that took the life of a mother of three, wife and beloved coach’s death, is at fault. It’s been noted through several social media postings claiming that the same driver had dangerously cut around them just moments before the accident. This helps reconstruct the vehicle’s movements prior to the accident. ”  Said New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny.

Resources:

https://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2018/12/12-hitandrun-2018-03-23-bx.html

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SUV slams into Bronx restaurant, kills child, injures two others

SUV Crash Takes Child’s Life

THE BRONX, NEW YORK — A 7yr old boy was killed and another child and a man were injured when an SUV barreled into a Kennedy’s Chicken and Sandwiches a restaurant in the Bronx Thursday night, and then tried to run.

Bronx Fatal Accident

Westchester & Colonial, Fatal accident, car hits man with 2 kids,73y/o arrested.

According to witnesses, the Mercedes SUV backed into the Kennedy’s Chicken & Sandwiches on Westchester Avenue in the Pelham Bay section, fatally striking the child, as well as injuring a 5-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man.

The driver appeared shocked, as people banged on the window of his SUV telling him to move because children were under the car, according to the restaurant store owner Shah Mohammad. The driver then drove the car forward.

Reports indicate that Ethan Villavicencio, 7-years-old was sitting with his father and sister at a table closest to the window when the car slammed through the store pinning Ethan against the wall.

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The boy’s father, 34, and sister, 5, were also struck by the SUV and taken to the hospital. They were in stable condition on Thursday night.

Tragic Bronx accident takes childs life.

Heart-breaking. 7yr old Ethan Villavicencio killed by man crashing into restaurant.

Witnesses chased the the car trying to stop him from driving off, but the driver kept going, they say, where he was cut off by a traffic officer’s car.

Devastated family of child killed in Bronx

Mother of 7-year-old killed arrives at accident scene distraught.

NYPD arrested the driver, Kwasi Oduro, 73, of the Bronx, and placed him in custody.

FDNY reported, the two children were transported to Jacobi Medical Center, where the 7 year old boy later died. The girl and man are in stable condition.

The store owner says the kids were eating at the table closest to the window when the car barrels through the storefront.

The gold Mercedes SUV hit another car parked out front.

NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing their investigation.

UPDATE:
The 73 year old driver Mr. Oduro, of the Bronx, has been charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury. His arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

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