Family, friends say final goodbye to 2 Orange County teens

Vincent Peluso, 19, of Middletown and Jared Santillo, 19, of Monticello, were killed in a car crash last Sunday.

Vincent Peluso, 19, of Middletown and Jared Santillo, 19, of Monticello, were killed in a car crash last Sunday.

Vincent Peluso, 19, of Middletown and Jared Santillo, 19, of Monticello, were killed in a car crash last Sunday. (10/14/16)

MIDDLETOWN - Family and friends gathered Friday to say goodbye to two teens killed a car crash last Sunday.

Vincent Peluso, 19, died last Sunday after losing control of his truck on Route 6 and hitting a utility pole. The crash happened when Peluso, his girlfriend and two others were rushing a friend to a hospital who was burned by bonfire flames at a party they were attending.

Peluso was described as a gentle giant and someone who always had a smile on his face.

Peluso worked as a mechanic at Strictly Forde in Bullville and loved trucks from an early age. His father says Peluso was in one of his trucks when he died and says that truck will be used to keep his memory alive.

Wake services were also held for Jared Santillo, 19, of Monticello. He was also killed in the crash.

Santillo worked as an autobody technician for Prestige Towing in Monticello. Those that worked with Santillo said to know him was to love him.

Santillo will be laid to rest Saturday.

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