Colonie teen being remembered after succumbing to 2016 fiery crash

March 21, 2018 03:54 AM

Friends and family are mourning the death of Niko DiNovo after his passing on Tuesday. He was a passenger in a car that crashed into Blessings Tavern in Colonie in 2016.

Niko suffered burns to more than 95 percent of his body.

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His friend, Michael Carr, was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Niko was 17 years old.

Niko's aunt sent NewsChannel 13 a statement saying:

"Niko made us fearless so we are not afraid. Our trust in God and knowing he has big plans for Niko in Heaven helped us through yesterday."

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made public.

The charges against Carr will not be upgraded because of the terms agreed to in his plea deal.


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