Monday, August 18, 2008
Police said an early morning boat-vs-bridge collision left a Long Island man dead and another injured. Authorities responding to a call found Michael Ruscito, 21, of West Islip dead after his boat struck a support of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge . Matthew Sullivan, 21, also of West Islip, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, which authorities said were not life-threatening.Authorities said the boat was traveling westbound when it hit the bridge. The vessel has been impounded. Boston College released this statement: "The Boston College community is saddened by the news of the passing of Michael Ruscito of West Islip, NY, who was a talented member of our senior class. We offer our prayers and condolences for his family during this most difficult time."