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A tragic car accident occurred in Old Brookville on Glen Cove Road near East View Lane at approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 24. The two occupants of the vehicle were taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. The passenger, Andreas Christopoulos, 21, of Glen Cove, passed away at the hospital about two hours later from injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the vehicle, Crescenzo Saviano, 24, also of Glen Cove, remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital due to his injuries.

According to Nassau County Police, the Nissan sedan was travelling north on Glen Cove Road when it veered off the road to the left, the reason for which is unknown at this time. Detective Gary Ferrucci said, "At some point, the car was on the grass of the center divider. It left the divider and crossed to the right over two lanes. Then it impacted grass, bushes and a tree." He said that the driver was ejected through the driver's side window and fire, police and ambulance personnel facilitated the removal of the passenger.

According to Ferrucci, "Preliminarily, there is no evidence of alcohol or drugs." He also said that the speed at which the car was moving has not yet been determined. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. _ CS

Andreas Christopoulos, beloved son of Peter and Zefy and brother of Sofia, passed away after a tragic car accident on the morning of Sunday, July 24, 2005.
Andreas Christopoulos on the tarmac of JetBlue Airlines at JFK Airport.

A graduate of Glen Cove High School, Class of 2001, Andreas was a member of the Big Red lacrosse team and was part of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection's youth group, GOYA.

Like the rest of his family, Andreas was an avid and highly animated fan of both soccer and hockey. In 2004, when the Greek National Team competed and won the UEFA Euro competition in Portugal, Andreas could be found at any time of the day or night cheering his beloved soccer team all the way to the finals.

Andreas was a valued employee of JetBlue Airlines for well over two years, working out of the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Andreas is survived by his parents Zefy and Peter, his sister Sofia, his grandparents Nick and Adriana as well as countless relatives and friends who will all remember Andreas for his boundless energy, his never-ending spirit and his enormous heart.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection Iconography Fund, 1400 Cedar Swamp Road, Brookville, New York 11545.


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