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.
“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.