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In Memory of BRESCIA "Sal" Salvatore R 12.29.16


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BRESCIA "Sal" Salvatore R.

Born : December 15, 1984Entered into rest : December 29, 2016

32 years old:

Sal was out of his flatbed truck on I-95, tending to a disabled minivan, when he was hit by another car at 6:53 a.m. The driver who struck him left the scene. The owner of the minivan stated he was attempting to get into the passenger side door of the tow truck, which was locked, at the time of the impact. He heard the collision, went around the truck and saw Sal lying in the road. A passer-by also stopped immediately to try to assist. Trooper John Finaro said Sal was alive but had sustained "very serious injuries" when he was transported to the hospital. He was pronounced dead about 8:15 a.m.


He was set to be married to Kristin Neshewat on July 4 of the same year. "He was a selfless person, always willing to help or put someone before him," Neshewat said.


Three pieces of plastic, none bigger than the size of an iPhone, from the right side-view mirror of the box truck was all evidence police had, but it was enough to develop a suspect and make an arrest. EZ-Pass and cellphone records were also instrumental in this investigation.


Anthony Mangano, of Ozone Park, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in death, a felony. Mangano faces two and one third to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced on March 8, 2018.


BRESCIA "Sal" Salvatore R. was added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2018



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The arrest and conviction of the motorist only happened through the exhaustive investigative efforts. Bringing Sal's killer to justice is a salute to the value of forensic evidence. Great police work. The motorist was convicted and served only one-year.     R



Randall C. Resch

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