School community mourns death of Malverne sophomore

A 15-year-old girl killed in a nighttime Valley Stream crash that critically injured her sister, was identified by school district officials as a Malverne High sophomore on the way home from her Sweet 16 party rehearsal. Malverne school district officials said sisters Cindy Garcia, 15, and Elizabeth Garcia Gamez, 13, both of Lynbrook, were in a 2000 Toyota when it collided with a Toyota Camry. Police said a 19-year-old man was driving the 2000 Toyota with the sisters as passengers at the time of the crash, just before 9:30 p.m. Monday on West Merrick Road near Boden Avenue.