Family pays tribute to daughter killed by driver

A Holbrook family paid tribute to their daughter Thursday by opening a time capsule meant for her 21st birthday. Today would have been Angelica Nappi's birthday, but she was killed in 2008 by a driver

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2014, 2:42 AM

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Family pays tribute to daughter killed by driver
A Holbrook family paid tribute to their daughter Thursday by opening a time capsule meant for her 21st birthday.
Today would have been Angelica Nappi's birthday, but she was killed in 2008 by a driver with seven prior arrests for driving without a license.
Her mother, Dawn Nappi, has been urging state lawmakers to crack down on unlicensed drivers. A bill she calls "Angelica's Law" would double fines and jail terms for unlicensed drivers who injure or kill someone.
The state Senate passed the law unanimously, but it got killed in Assembly committee. The committee chairman says more punishment won't fix bad drivers. But state Sen. Carl Marcellino (R - Oyster Bay) and Nappi have vowed to renew the fight.
"Hopefully the general public will get the message and sooner or later...these murders have to stop," said Marcellino.
State Sen. Marcellino says another version of what could be called "Angelica's Law" is ready to be reintroduced early next year.
Nappi has been able to get Suffolk County to install speed limit signs and red-light cameras along County Road 101, where the crash that killed Angelica took place.
 


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