Families Mourn After Double Fatal Car Accident In Horseheads

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“They should be here. We shouldn’t be sitting here like this,” family friend, Angie Tufillaro said. 

Two families are mourning after a double fatal car accident over the weekend. 76-year-old Louis Fossaceca and 73-year-old Randolph Painton were on their way to play golf on Saturday, just like they always did.

 “You know it was fun golfing with Lou, but Randy and him, that’s probably a special bond they had. Something that you know they enjoyed,” Lou’s son-in-law, Mark Tannen said. 

The two men were husbands, fathers, grandfathers and friends. People who knew them well say they had big personalities. Lou Fossaceca was the guy who would invite the mailman inside for a pasta dinner. 

“We had the utmost respect and love for him,” Tufillaro said. 

Lou’s family says one of the most difficult things about this loss is it may have been avoided with the proper signage and warnings before the busy and dangerous intersection. They’d like to see some of these things added there to prevent this from happening again in the future. 

“There’s no warning, no nothing that the road comes to an end and if it was bad weather, foggy, whatever you’re not going to see it,” Tufillaro said. 
 
“There’s nothing to warn. There’s no flashers. There’s no speed bumps. There’s nothing,” Tannen said. 
 

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