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Kings Park High School senior Isabel Carella killed in crash in Commack

KINGS PARK, N.Y. — A promising younger life was minimize brief in a horrible automotive crash on Long Island that additionally injured 4 different teenagers.

It occurred on the eve of year-end festivities at their highschool, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Thursday. 

These have been presupposed to be celebratory days. Instead, the Kings Park group is in mourning. Graduation and promenade are one week away, and tragically lacking will probably be 17-year-old Isabel Carella.

Carella, a highschool senior, died Wednesday after leaving faculty. She was a passenger in a automotive full of buddies that crashed in Commack. 

“I heard this loud ‘boom,’ you know, crash,” mentioned Lawrence Rubin, who heard the influence into his fence on Indian Head Road and witnessed the heartbreaking scene.

Suffolk Police mentioned the 17-year-old driver of a convertible with its high down swerved to keep away from a automotive slowing to make a flip and lost management.

The driver and his two back-seat passengers, all Kings Park High School juniors, have been injured. Carella, in accordance with police, was a front-seat passenger and carrying a seatbelt.

No medicine, alcohol or criminality are suspected. 

“The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be distraction on the part of the operator of the Mustang, but we have no evidence to indicated speed was a factor at this rime,” mentioned Suffolk County Police Det. Lt. Michael Crowley. 

Heartbroken classmates have been supplied counseling.

Carella, referred to as “Issie,” was a member of kick line, refrain and theater and had simply posted images from a senior celebration. 

“Has a good heart, always does things to keep people happy,” mentioned Michael Spinelli, a junior at Kings Park High School. “Everyone’s heart is just crushed. It’s so sad when I heard the news.” 

Her smile nonetheless beams from her entrance garden, the place her mother and father requested for privateness.

She was an elite crew competitors dancer. Her dance teacher mentioned the crew lost a ravishing soul. 

“Issie was so special, honestly. Her and her mother have always been the kindest people I’ve ever met,” Sara Jean Haas mentioned.

The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are dubbed the 100 deadliest days due to the tragic spike in teen driving deaths. 

“I can’t imagine what the parents are going through. I’ve got two daughters and a son, called them up, told them I love them and be careful,” mentioned Greg Papadopoulos, a Commack resident.

Friday was to be a closing dance recital for Carella and her classmates. Instead, they may observe a second of silence with prayers for the opposite college students concerned; two are nonetheless hospitalized. 

The 19-year-old driver of the opposite automotive was not critically harm. Suffolk Police urge anybody who witnessed the incident or has data or video to contact them.

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