WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A joint funeral was be held for two of six people killed in a crash on the Long Island Expressway last weekend.
A service for Isidore Adelson, 81, and his wife, Helen, 71, was held at the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton on Wednesday.
Mourners gathered in Dix Hills yesterday for the funeral of 29-year-old Scott Martella, who served as communications director for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and was a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The other victims have been identified as 26-year-old Carmelo Pinales, his sister, 27-year-old Patricia Pinales, and his 10-year-old son Cristopher Pinales.
Police said Carmelo Pinales was driving his Subaru Outback eastbound on the LIE in Shirley when his vehicle crossed over the grassy median, went airborne and struck 73-year-old Marvin Tenzer’s BMW and Martella’s Honda that were traveling westbound.
Sources told CBS2 the accident scene suggests Carmelo Pinales may have been speeding as fast as 100 miles an hour at the time of the crash.
The Tenzers remain hospitalized, but are expected to make a full recovery.
Martella’s friends and family have set up a memorial fund to cover the costs related to the funeral, bereavement, medical, and legal costs.