Ron LeeOct 10, 2017, 9:47 am

Grief counselors on hand at Lindenhurst High School after deadly crash involving 2 students

Joe Galdorisi, 16, was killed while Daniel Ozarowski, 16, was seriously injured in collision


A crisis response team and school counselors will be available to students at Lindenhurst High School on Tuesday following a deadly crash Monday that involved two students.

In a letter posted on the district's website, the superintendent for the Lindenhurst School System say the district was heartbroken to learn that one student who attended the high school died in a crash while another remains in the hospital.

To help students and staff cope with the tragedy, the district says grief counselors and crisis response team will be made available to students and staff throughout the week.

Kristina Galdorisi's 16-year-old brother, Joe, was in the passenger seat when the crash happened in Lindenhurst just before 5:30 a.m. Monday on North Wellwood Avenue. Joe and a female teen whose name has not been made public both died of their injuries.

"I have no tears to cry right now. I've been crying all day. I’m sick to my stomach; he didn't deserve to go this way," Kristina said.

Police say 17-year-old David O’Brien was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang southbound on North Wellwood Avenue when the car jumped the curb and struck a fire hydrant and then a tree. O’Brien and 16-year-old Daniel Ozarowski, who attends Lindenhurst High School, were both admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital for serious injuries.

Meantime, at a vigil last night emotions ran extremely high as a fight broke out at the crash scene. The fight is said to have begun after the driver of the hummer nearly struck a girl who was attending the vigil.

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