Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream, and Melissa Rupa, 25, of...

Jun 2, 2013 Full story: Newsday 23

A couple from Nassau County were killed early Sunday morning on Interstate 87 in Orange County after the motorcycle they were riding was struck from behind by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene, according to State Police.

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Kerri Philbin

Elmont, NY

#1 Jun 3, 2013
I know I wasn't close to them but my heart is hurting for the and their families and friends, no one should have to be taken so young.... The man tha hit them and then ran should be tortured and rot in prison.... How do you do hat, you go drive drunk? Wha is te matter with people and then you flee the scene? Breaks my heart so unfair - R.I.P. Melissa Rupa and Raphael DeJesus.....
Jaffar

Lynbrook, NY

#2 Jun 3, 2013
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
motorcycle rider

Rockville Centre, NY

#3 Jun 3, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
He was riding at 2am because there is no curfew for riding a motorcycle you moron! Next time don't comment you ignorant fcuk. p.s my condolences to all involved in this tragic accident.
john smith

Lake Ariel, PA

#4 Jun 3, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
The only party at fault is the drunk driver roads aren't closed at any hour for anyone he shouldn't have been drunk behind the wheel of his car....
L Golomb

West Hempstead, NY

#5 Jun 3, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
you r stupid for thinking that he is at fault because he was riding at night.
Uncle

United States

#6 Jun 3, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
Like most citizens he worked and Saturday night he worked the late shift. They were killed by a drunk driver with no license.
Uncle

United States

#7 Jun 3, 2013
Please go to www.youcaring.com/sweetmelissaupa for more information from family
Aida

Elmont, NY

#8 Jun 3, 2013
Thankyou for your ignorant comment to jaffar he was my nephew please have more respect for us, it's enought that he was just killed and left to die in the side of the road like he was an animal
julie milack

Lynbrook, NY

#9 Jun 3, 2013
Uncle wrote:
Please go to www.youcaring.com/sweetmelissaupa for more information from family
anthony...its julie milack....remember me???? please email me. juliemilack@gmail.com i want to hold a fundraiser!!!!! I got in touch with deanna who is going to tell me where the wake is, so hopefully i will see you there. I own a dance studio where i will donate the space and know people that will donate the food. melissa and i were best friends and although we went our separate ways, i will always love her. I would like nothing more than to help you and your family. please do not hesitate
Evelyn

Elmont, NY

#11 Jun 4, 2013
Does anyone have the Name and Address where the wake will be?
Evelyn

Elmont, NY

#12 Jun 4, 2013
Does anyone have the Name and Address where the wake will be for Melissa and Rafaelito?
Mariah

Lynbrook, NY

#13 Jun 4, 2013
At jaffar the man shouldn't have been drunk driving he took away a family member of mine on 25 yrs old . R. I. P mellisa . We'll miss you in my heart always && forever
Hector

South Ozone Park, NY

#14 Jun 4, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
You can ride a motorcycle at any time you idiot, what does riding at 2am have to do with it? Driving drunk is illegal at anytime of the day. So it's the drunk drivers fault. Let them rest in peace and go post your ignorant comments somewhere else.
Evelyn

Elmont, NY

#16 Jun 5, 2013
julie milack wrote:
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anthony...its julie milack....remember me???? please email me. juliemilack@gmail.com i want to hold a fundraiser!!!!! I got in touch with deanna who is going to tell me where the wake is, so hopefully i will see you there. I own a dance studio where i will donate the space and know people that will donate the food. melissa and i were best friends and although we went our separate ways, i will always love her. I would like nothing more than to help you and your family. please do not hesitate
Do you have the address where RAFAELITO's Funeral Service will be?
Tina

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jun 6, 2013
Update Rafaelito's wake was changed to Friday 6-9 pm. funeral mass sat 10 am holy name of Mary valley stream. Senko funeral home in Hempstead (89 peninsula blvd
Tina

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jun 6, 2013
Evelyn wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have the address where RAFAELITO's Funeral Service will be?
Senko Funeral Home
89 peninsula blvd. Hempstead
Friday 6-9 pm only!!!!! Funeral mass on sat 10 am holy name of Mary in valley stream
Meg

Staten Island, NY

#19 Jun 6, 2013
Jaffar wrote:
Why is this guy riding his motorcycle at 2am? And putting the girl in danger. Also why is the other guy driving drunk? Tragedy but both parties at fault!
They were leaving a friends house you assh*** Is there a rule that you can't hang out with friends after a certain hour? You need to just shut your mouth.
A MArtin

Miami, FL

#20 Jun 7, 2013
I am deeply saddened by this accident .... drunk people must stay away from driving anything. Irreparable loss, two beautiful young persons .... R.I.P.
Jaylene

Valley Stream, NY

#21 Jun 7, 2013
for jaffar from lynbrook, the law states that drunk driving is illegal.. no where does it state that riding your motor cycle at 1am is illegal, wrong or at faul for another humanbeing wrong doings. have respect and compassion for those who were lost tragically.
Evelyn

Elmont, NY

#22 Jun 7, 2013
Meg wrote:
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They were leaving a friends house you assh*** Is there a rule that you can't hang out with friends after a certain hour? You need to just shut your mouth.
Thank you

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