Wake held for Halloween crash victim

A wake was held Tuesday for a man who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween in Morris Park.



Services for 24-year-old Kristian Leka were held at Farenga Brothers Funeral Home on Allerton Avenue. He will be laid to rest tomorrow.



Leka and two others, 65-year-old Louis Perez and his granddaughter, 10-year-old Nyanna Aquil, were killed Saturday when the driver of a black Dodge Charger plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters on a sidewalk.



Many people from the Albanian community attended Leka's wake to show their support and comfort the family.



"As an Albanian community we know each other even if we don't personally know them. I know they are a great family and the kid was such a wonderful kid, hard worker, family kid. I mean you couldn't find anybody better," says Simon Qafa, who came to show his support for the family.



Authorities believe a medical emergency may have led to the crash, as the 52-year-old driver has a history of seizures.



There is no word yet on when services will be held for the two other victims.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."