Funeral services for Goshen High School students killed in driver's ed crash

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Tim Fleischer reports on a Goshen student killed in a driver's ed crash. (WABC)

Family and friends are gathering to bid a final farewell to two teens who died in the driver's ed car crash in Orange County.

Funeral services will be held Monday for Antonio Baglivo and Paul VanDoran, both 16-years old.

The funeral for Baglivo will take place in Brooklyn, where he was born.

VanDoran will be laid to rest in Goshen. Wakes for both teens were held over the weekend.

Antonio Baglivo was a Brooklyn native who went looking for a better education at Goshen High School. Now, his family is in mourning.

The deep sense of loss in the community is evident by the recent vigil for the four teenagers involved in the fatal crash. And more details have emerged about those who died. Baglivo's family says was just coming into his own as a young man.

"He loved everybody," cousin Sandy Altadonna said. "He was very, very caring. He had a big heart."

Sharing their stories of Tony, as they called him, Altadonna and other family members in Goshen speak fondly of the 16-year-old, who was starting to take on more responsibility and finding his place in the world.

His mother moved him from Brooklyn to live with family in Orange County so that he could have better opportunities.

"His mother moved him there to better him, and there was a lot of things for him to do up there," Altadonna said. "And he was becoming a great, great person."

Tony was also learning to drive, joining his classmates in Warwick last Tuesday morning for instruction. Not long after Tony, three other students and a driving instructor pulled up to a flashing red light at Blooms Corner Road, a tractor trailer on County Road 1 approached a flashing yellow light.

Police say the truck hit the rear driver's side door of the car in the intersection when the car pulled into its path. Tony and Paul Van Doran were killed.

The driver, 16-year-old Claudia Krebs, has been released from the hospital, but 16-year-old Lucas O'Connor remains hospitalized.

"I can't really talk about him," Altadonna said. "He had his whole life ahead of him, and it was cut, so tragic, so short."

Tony was most proud of joining the varsity football team, and relatives say he was very excited to be playing for the Gladiators and being part of the team. But now his family deeply mourns his young life, tragically lost, especially his parents.

"How do you move on?" Altadonna said. "It's their only child, and they're just broken. They can't breathe without him. Nobody can."

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