Funeral held for WC college student killed in upstate crash

Family and friends gathered today for the funeral for 21-year-old Gabrielle Acevedo at the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester.

Acevedo died last Friday as a result of her injuries when the car she was riding in crashed head-on into another vehicle Jan. 22 in Rochester.

She was originally from Port Chester, but was attending Nazareth College.

"Gabi was like the most awesome, good-hearted person," said friend Tara Dardani. "I used to be a little of a troubled kid and she kept me in check."

The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Danielle Pitcher, is currently charged with drunken driving and speeding.

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