Funeral held for Rockland man killed in crash after Super Bowl party

The car split in half after smashing into the tree. (2/5/13)

CUDDLEBACKVILLE - Family and friends bid a final farewell today to one of two Rockland County men killed in a car crash after a Super Bowl party.

Mourners poured into the Balkin Cemetery in Cuddebackville to pay tribute to Esmin Ljesnjanin. Police say Ljesnjanin and Gjon Kolnrekaj were killed Sunday night after Ljesnjanin lost control of his car and slammed into a street sign, then a tree and eventually a house.

"He's being remembered as a wonderful human being. He will be dearly missed and there are no words to describe the pain and suffering we are going through," says cousin Scnad Dajraktarevis.

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Police say it's unclear what caused the crash. The medical examiner says toxicology reports could take several weeks.

The wake for Kolnrekaj will be held Thursday at Farenga Brothers Funeral Home in The Bronx. A funeral Mass will take place Friday morning at Our Lady of Shkodra Church in Hartsdale.

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