In Colonie, New York, a teenager who suffered severe burns died from his injuries over a year after the car crash he was in happened. This accident happened in New York over a year ago. According to the Albany County district attorney’s office, the 17-year-old, Niko DiNovo, died on Monday evening of the 19th of March.
According to sources, the teen suffered third-degree burns to around 95 percent of his body. He received these injuries after a car crushed that happened in October 2016 in Colonie.
The accident was caused when DeNovo’s friend, Michael Carr, was driving over the speed limit. He was driving 60 mph in a 30mph zone, and he lost control of his car and hit another parked vehicle.
Carr pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as well as to assault. He was then sentenced to six years in prison.
DiNovo’s aunt has posted many Facebook updates since the accident and has used the hashtag #prayforNiko. Because of his severe injuries, the teen spent most of his time sleeping. He passed away from complications related to his injuries.
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