Sam Kesselman Obituary, Cornell University student died in NJ hit and run crash

Sam Kesselman Death, Obituary –  Samuel Kesselman, a resident of the Northwest neighborhood, was killed in a collision that occurred in October of last year near the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and P Street, according to an announcement made by the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday, March 27. A man who was struck while riding a scooter in Northwest District of Columbia in 2017 has reportedly passed away some months later. He was 22 years old.

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the driver of a white Mazda CX-5 SUV is said to have struck Kesselman while he was riding a stand-up-style scooter. Kesselman had stopped at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and P Street in order to make a left turn onto P Street. At the time of the collision, Kesselman was waiting to make the turn.

After then, the Honda drove away from the scene. Kesselman was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were considered to be life-threatening; but, according to the officials, he did not survive his injuries and passed away on Monday.

He reportedly experienced cerebral edema as a result of a traumatic brain injury and was subsequently placed in a coma as a result of the incident, as stated by a GoFundMe campaign that was created the previous year to support Kesselman’s family and assist in the payment of medical fees.

Samuel, also known as Sam or “Kess” to those who are close to him, is a man who is adored by many people whose lives he has touched and positively impacted, according to the words written by the organizers of the event. “Since he lives his life in such a way that exemplifies Jewish principles, many people believe that he was born to be a leader.”

After graduating from Cornell University in 2022, Kesselman had recently begun working as a government consultant for Ernest & Young when he was found dead in 2023.

“Dedicated and passionate, Sam truly made an impact at Cornell University, as he held many leadership positions in organizations such as being a TA for Policy Analysis & Management, the Cornell Political Union, the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and the President of ZBT Fraternity,” they added. “Sam’s legacy will live on at Cornell University for years to come.”

The driver has not been located, and the incident that caused the crash is still being looked into.

Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department are asking anyone who may have information about the tragic scooter collision to call them at the following number: (202) 727-9099.

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