It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Isaac Ruiz, a 16-year-old resident of Medford, Oregon. Isaac was involved in a tragic accident in Port Jefferson Station on Saturday night, March 11, 2023, which also left five others with serious injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Isaac’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Keep reading this article to learn more about the incident and how it happened.
Isaac Ruiz Accident: How did it happen?
On a late Saturday night, the Suffolk County Police Department received an emergency report about a double vehicle accident at the intersection of Nesconset Highway and Woodhull Avenue. Police officers immediately responded to the scene, where they found that the accident involved a 2019 Honda Accord and a 2022 Ford Bronco. The driver of the Honda, Christopher Ospina, 18, from Islandia, was driving eastbound on Nesconset Highway and attempted to make a left turn onto Woodhull Avenue. Unfortunately, he was struck in the intersection by the westbound 2022 Ford Bronco, driven by Taner Ustaoglu, 19, from Miller Place. As a result of the collision, Isaac Ruiz, 16, from Medford, who was sitting in the backseat of the Honda, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead after being transported to Stony Brook University Hospital.
The other occupants of the vehicles, including Ospina, Ustaoglu, and three other passengers aged 15, 16, and 17, were also taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving and following traffic rules to prevent such fatal incidents from happening.
According to police, there were no charges filed in the crash, and both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Detectives are now urging anyone with information about the incident to contact the Port Jefferson Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
Tributes to Isaac Ruiz
As people continue to celebrate Isaac’s life, tributes are pouring in from all sides. Friends and family members are remembering Isaac’s life, and social media is filled with heartfelt messages and condolences. However, Isaac’s passing has undoubtedly left a significant void in the lives of those who knew and loved him, and it will take time to heal. The loss of a loved one can create an unbridgeable chasm, and the memories of Isaac’s death will endure forever. Despite the sadness and pain, the tributes and memories shared by those who knew Isaac will help keep his spirit alive in the hearts of many.
Obituary and Funeral Arrangements
Isaac’s family is receiving a lot of emotional support from well-wishers who have sent their heartfelt condolences. They are praying for Isaac’s soul to find peace while offering condolences to the grieving family. The family will release information on Isaac’s burial arrangements, including details about the obituary, funeral, and life celebration, at the appropriate time. Those who wish to pay their respects are urged to stay informed about these updates.