Passenger in Blessings Tavern Crash, Niko DiNovo, Passes Away

We're sadden to report that Niko DiNovo has died. 

Niko, 16 at the time, was the passenger in a car that slammed into Blessings Tavern on Watervliet Shaker Road in Colonie on October 28, 2016.

He suffered burns over 95% of his body and had undergone dozens of surgeries since the accident. Niko DiNovo was taken off of life support Monday afternoon. 

Since the crash, there had been many fundraisers for Niko, helping to raise money and the spirits of the teen. 

The driver of the car the Niko was in, Michael Carr, was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this year. Blessings Tavern was destroyed in the fiery crash.

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