Teen killed in crash on Long Island

September 8, 2008 3:50:46 PM PDT
Suffolk County detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl from Selden.Authorities say 19-year-old Michael Ilvento, of Centereach, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer west on Woodside Avenue in Holtsville on Sunday night, just before midnight.

Amy Bartolotta, 16, and Anthony Messier, 17, were passengers in the vehicle, according to police. Ilvento reportedly lost control of the Blazer as he approached Patchogue Holbrook Road. The vehicle overturned, ejecting Bartolotta, and caught fire.

All three occupants were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Bartolotta died at the hospital.

Ilvento was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call 631-854-8552.



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