Greek Woman Killed in Car Accident, 5 Years after Husband was Killed in Car Accident

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Georgia Alexiou. Photo: Courtesy of the family

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – A car accident on June 10 has claimed the life of Georgia Alexiou, 78, who lost her husband just five years ago also in a car accident. The accident took place on Sunday night, one-quarter of a mile from Archangel Michael Church where the funeral will take place on Friday, June 15.

Christina Korakis, the sister of the deceased, spoke with The National Herald, noting that her sister was driving according to traffic laws and a tractor trailer came out of nowhere and struck the vehicle, totaling it, so there was nothing left. Her sister was taken to the hospital and placed on life support, but her condition was so critical, she was taken off the machines and passed away on Monday, June 11.

Mrs. Korakis told TNH that Alexiou, originally from Kastellia Fokidas, is survived by her daughter Demetra and her husband Jay Rushin, and their 3 ½ year old son, as well as Korakis and her husband George, and their children. She is also survived by her koumbaroi and by relatives and friends in the U.S. and in Greece. Korakis also told TNH that 25 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Alexiou had lost a son.

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“According to authorities,” Patch Port Washington, reported, “a tractor trailer was exiting 999 W. Shore Road, the address of the Town of North Hempstead's Solid Waste Management Authority Transfer Station, and attempted to make a left turn when the vehicle was struck by a 2018 Mercedes Benz at 9 PM.”

Alexiou was the driver of the Mercedes and “suffered multiple trauma injuries,” Patch reported, adding that the driver of the tractor trailer was a 60-year-old man, not reported to have suffered any injury in the crash.

The investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

The visitiation will take place 9-11 AM on Friday, June 15 at Archangel Michael Church 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, NY. The funeral service will follow also at Archangel Michael Church at 11 AM.