New Castle News

December 21, 2012

Check presented to boy struck by car

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo presented a check of $836 to Ozzy Velez, 9, who was injured in a Nov. 25 accident.

A benefit was held for Velez on Dec. 7 at the Cascade of Lights at Cascade Park. All the proceeds from that night went to Velez to defray medical costs.

The mayor presented the check to the boy during New Castle city council’s work session this week.

Velez was injured when a truck went up an embankment and into a yard where he and his friend Octavius Stone, 9, were playing. Stone was killed.