Tragedy again strikes Monsey family

Monsey family, which lost their mother to illness at a young age, bereaved again as 18-year old daughter killed while crossing the street.

David Rosenberg,

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Tragedy struck a Jewish family in Monsey, New York a second time, when an 18-year old girl was hit and killed by a car as she crossed the street with one of her sisters.

Alta Sheindel Mashinsky, the daughter of Rabbi Yosef Nahman Mashinsky and Briendel Leah Mashinsky, was crossing Route 59 near Augusta Drive at approximately 9:00 p.m. local time Wednesday night when she was struck by a 2009 Toyota Sienna.

Mashinsky was evacuated to the Westchester Trauma Center, where doctors struggled to stabilize her condition.

Despite the efforts, on Thursday she succumbed to her injuries.

A newly-minted high school graduate, Mashinsky was just weeks away from beginning her seminary studies.

Acquaintances remembered her as a bright and upbeat, happy student despite her difficult childhood.

Twelve years ago, when Alta Sheindel was just six years old her mother, Briendel Leah Mashinsky, passed away from a serious illness at a young age.

On Thursday, Mashinsky was buried in New Square, near her mother’s grave.