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November 2019 Archives

Wrestler Matt Travis's Life Tragically Cut Short in Hit and Run

Saturday, November 9, 2019 marks another tragedy in New York. At around 2:30am, 25-year-old Matt Travis was riding his bicycle in the bike lane at the foot of the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem when a Kenworth dump truck, traveling southbound along First Avenue, made an illegal left turn onto East 125th Street and slammed into Travis before a number of horrified witnesses.

Frankie Torchia Dies in 4-Story Roof Fall in Clark Mills, N.Y.

On the morning of Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Frankie Torchia went to work and tragically never returned home. Torchia, a 33-year-old construction worker from Utica, and a coworker were in the process of setting a 30-foot piece of metal on the roof of a four-story building when a gust of wind took the steel sheet and knocked Torchia from the roof. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene, as reported by Oneida County Sheriffs.

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