Boy dead, 4 others injured in two-car crash in Chili

Chili, N.Y. (WHAM) - A boy was killed and four other people were injured in a crash in Chili Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 8:35 a.m. at the intersection of Chili Scottsville Road and Morgan Road.

According to deputies on scene, 36-year-old David Monacelli of Brockport was driving his Jeep east on Morgan Road when he looked down for a second, looked back up and went through a stop sign. Monacelli's Jeep then slammed into the passenger side of a car carrying two women and two boys.

The two women were later identified as 63-year-old Valerie Lewis of Scottsville and her daughter, 35-year-old Tiffany Nicolosi of Chili. The two boys were identified as Tiffany's son: 8-year-old Kael and family member 9-year-old Keith.

“He was a young boy, you know, jumping on the trampoline, sports, hockey, video games, a kid being a kid, ” said Geoff Baird, who's son is Kael's older brother. "I can’t imagine the pain he was in, his mother and his father and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to the family and everybody.”

Kael, who was riding in the backseat on the passenger's side, was thrown from the car and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Deputies said Kael was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash; they are still working to determine if Keith was wearing one.

Tiffany and Keith Nicolosi were hospitalized with serious injuries, according to deputies. As of Friday afternoon, Tiffany Nicolosi was listed in satisfactory condition, and Keith Nicolosi was listed in guarded condition.

Monacelli and Lewis suffered minor injuries and have been discharged.

All four of the injured people in the crash were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

People who live in near or frequently use that intersection call it "dangerous" and say something needs to be done.

“This is just the most dangerous intersection,"Baird said. "They need to put a traffic light in there as soon as possible.”

Baird's mother lives on the corner of Morgan and Scottsville Chili Roads.

“I’ve seen people just go flying through, and get lucky to make it through," she said. "Please, God, do something about this corner before someone else gets killed.”

Monacelli was ticketed for a failure to yield and a stop sign violation.

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