Fordham Relief Fund Set for Bronx Parkway Victims' Kin

Two of the seven victims worked in the school's custodial department

Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:52 AM EDT
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New York's Transportation Department says it's addressing some safety concerns on a stretch of accident-plagued highway where seven people died in an SUV crash. Ida Siegal reports.

Ida Siegal

New York's Transportation Department says it's addressing some safety concerns on a stretch of accident-plagued highway where seven people died in an SUV crash. Ida Siegal reports.

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Fordham University has created a relief fund for the family of the seven victims who died when their

van soared over the barrier on an accident-plagued stretch of Bronx highway

and plummeted more than 50 feet to the ground.


Two of the victims worked in the school's custodial department. They were Maria Gonzalez, the driver of the van, and her sister, Maria Nunez.     

Their elderly parents and three children also were killed in Sunday's accident on the Bronx River Parkway.     

Fordham University President Joseph McShane said "no worse tragedy can befall a family.''     

Checks can be made to the Fordham University Disaster Relief Fund. Those wishing to help can call 718 817-3000 for more information.     

Relatives have also established a fund for donations to help defray funeral expenses.

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