Severely burned New York teen dies more than year after crash

COLONIE, N. Y. – A severely burned teenager has died more than a year after a New York car accident.

The Albany County district attorney’s office says the 17-year-old Niko DiNovo died on Monday evening.

The Times of the Union says he suffered third-degree burns to 95 percent of his body in October 2016 crash in Colonie.

DiNovo friend, Michael Carr, was driving 60 mph (96 km / h) in a 30 mph (48 km / h) zone when he lost control and hit a parked truck.

Carr pled guilty to assault and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He was sentenced to six years in prison.

DiNovo aunt posted frequent Facebook updates under the hashtag #prayforNiko.

DiNovo spent much of his time sleeping. But his days were brightened up as friends with him in a therapeutic catch with a beach ball.


Information: Times Union,

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