Malverne child killed in ATV accident


Alex Huertas, 8, of Malverne, died on Aug. 24 after suffering a fatal crash in an ATV that was driven by a family friend in Cochecton, NY, according to police.

New York State Police at Liberty said that Glenn Adycki, 31, of Lynbrook — a close friend of the Huertas’ family who invited parents Ausberto and Dena along with their three sons, Alex, Gavin and Nathaniel, to visit his property in upstate New York — was driving a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV, with Alex as a passenger, next to New Turnpike Road. The vehicle later entered a ditch beside the road, turned over and pinned Huertas underneath, killing him and leaving Adycki with minor injuries.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., passerbys Niko Ibanez and Paul Degiglio witnessed the accident, removed the ATV from Huertas’ body and called 911, officials said.

“I can't explain the feelings we are experiencing as I have nothing left in me but only looking to celebrate my first son's beautiful life and blessing that was given to us,” Alex’s father, Ausberto, said about his family’s loss in a Facebook post on Aug. 25.

“We wish to extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Huertas family during this difficult time,” said The Malverne Little League in a statement on their website. “Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at Flinch and Bruns Funeral Home in Lynbrook. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at The Bridge Church, 1 Norwood Ave., in Malverne.