Wake to be held for Goshen High School student involved in driver's ed crash

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A vigil was held Wednesday night to remember the Goshen High School students killed while riding in a driver's education car. (WABC)

Family and friends will gather Saturday in Orange County, New York to say goodbye to a teenager killed during a driver's ed crash.

A wake will be held in Goshen for 16-year old Antonio Baglivo, one of two Goshen High School students killed when a student driver crashed into a tractor-trailer Tuesday. Baglivo's funeral will be held Monday in Brooklyn.

A vigil was held Wednesday night as mourning continues for the victims of the horrific crash in Warwick.

The students were taking a driving lesson when their Chevy Malibu sedan collided with a tractor trailer at Blooms Corner Road and County Road Tuesday morning. The driver of the tractor trailer says the car initially stopped at a flashing red light, but then pulled into the intersection and into his path.

Many cried uncontrollably at the vigil, overcome with emotions for students Baglivo, Paul Van Doran, Lucas O'Connor and Claudia Krebs.

Baglivo and Vandoran, both 16, passed away in the immediate aftermath of the crash. O'Connor and Krebs were rushed to Westchester Medical Center.

On Wednesday evening, Goshen School Superintendent Daniel Connor said that O'Connor had also died, but on Thursday, Connor said he may have been given incorrect information and that he was unable to confirm the boy's status.

More than 100 students, parents and teachers turned out to grieve.

"These students, it's too young," parent Alene Swift said. "They shouldn't be grieving, but they'll get through this."

Police say Krebs was behind the wheel of the sedan, with the boys in backseat and 61-year-old instructor Julio Anglero in the passenger seat. Anglero and the truck driver were not seriously hurt.

The Decat Driving School declined to comment.

No charges or tickets have been issued for the crash.

As police continue to investigate, members of the Goshen community are focusing on getting through this together.

"Our hearts are broken," teacher Joanne Karchawer said. "They are broken. We are here to support everybody in the community."

"It's important that we remain together, that we remain strong, and remember that together we can get through this," middle school teacher Bill Rolon said.

The intersection where the crash happened has been the site of numerous accidents and fatalities, according to Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton.

"If that had been a permanent signal with a red stop, that young person would not have entered that intersection," he said.

County officials have agreed to meet over the safety issue.

"Hopefully we will get some positive response and get the county out there to put in a permanent signal," Sweeton said.

Since 2005, there have been a total of 36 accidents at the intersection. Two fatal accidents, including this one, have left three people dead. Additionally, 16 people have been injured to go along with 18 instances of property damage.

The school superintendent released a letter that read in part,

"I encourage families to communicate with their children as much as possible. If parents/guardians feel that they need advice about how to speak with their children or what to share, they should feel free to reach out to the Guidance Department and speak to a counselor who can offer support. Additional resources are:

--Orange County Helpline: 1-800-832-1200
--Mobile Mental Health Team: 1-888-750-2266
--Orange County Department of Mental Health: 845-291-2600"

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