New York authorities said that an off-duty FDNY first responder was behind the wheel of a vehicle that burst into flames after hitting a wall late Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Vladimir Sabatelli, who lived in Brooklyn and worked at the Bronx’s Station 55. His identity was determined through a legible ID card in his wallet.
Sabatelli was driving his 2020 Dodge Challenger on Manor Road in Sea View at around 11:40 p.m. “at an apparent high rate of Speed” before he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the wall of a Staten Island high school.
The car went flipping after the crash and burst into flames, killing Sabatelli who was severely injured and burnt beyond recognition.
The Department of Buildings was at the scene and ruled that the crash did not inflict structural damage to the school.