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Store Clerk, Hosts Charged Following Commack Student's Death

7-Eleven employee and two Dix Hills residents charged with violating alcohol laws related to accident that killed Taylor Ann Cavaliere.

A Commack convenience store clerk and a Dix Hills couple face criminal charges related to the death of 16-year-old Taylor Cavaliere, a Commack student who was on the Northern State Parkway after she left a party where alcohol was served, State Police said Wednesday.

Mohammad Ellahi, 54, of Bay Shore, a clerk at a 7-Eleven store on Jericho Turnpike, was charged with prohibited sale of alcohol and unlawful dealing with a child, police said.

Ellahi reportedly sold the alcohol to minors who brought it to the party in Dix Hills, where it was consumed by minors, police said.

, a junior at Commack High School who had attended the party, was killed after she was struck by a car after she left the party and walked onto the Northern State Parkway near Exit 42.

Robert and Lorri Gelb, of Dix Hills, were charged with violating Suffolk County’s Social Host Law after they allowed the consumption of the alcoholic beverages at their home by minors without attempting to stop it, police said.

Ellahi and Mr. and Mrs. Gelb were issued summonses to appear at First District Court on November 10.

mom4life September 23, 2011 at 03:18 PM
Parents who are so proud of themselves for not allowing alcohol parties at their homes have no problem sending their kids to parties elsewhere. They either are clueless or knowingly allow them to attend parties; as long as they aren't responsible. This is where the real problem lies. Parents dont parent their kids
lori cappozzola September 23, 2011 at 06:45 PM
to all parents ,we are all to blame for the death of this child,why because we are to busy worrying about keeping up with the jones and have no clue what our kids are doing. the one parent was right i have seen on many kids face books under age drinking with the pictures proudly up. what happened to checking up on our kids like our parents did,what happened to check if there would be an adult at the party ,what happened to knowing the other parent,we all grew up this way. but we let our children do what they wish,iam truly sorry for this girl and her family i cryed for days after and didnt know her at all but felt partly to blame, do to the fact that no one cares any more if its not our child.as kids we were told on by other adult when they seen we were doing wrong,i think any parent that plays god with some one else child should be accounted for. wake up parents know who your kids are hanging out with, were they are and home at normal time,if not get off your ass and find them. to taylors family iam truly sorry for such a lose, you are in my prays and i know she is looking down on her sister and very proud of her, but dont let it stop here do some thing to help other young kids under stand.
John Gruber September 24, 2011 at 06:04 AM
I'd just like to point out I know the man who allegedly sold the alcohol and I do know he does ID and in fact did, only a fake ID was used. As tragic as the situation is he should not be held accountable for the fact someone handed him a phony ID
jane October 02, 2011 at 03:48 AM
I graduated from Northport in 1977. You don't think this was going on 34 years ago? Don't think this doesn't happen everyday in America. There's no more parenting going on. Sad, very sad!!
jane October 02, 2011 at 03:51 AM
Do your people refer to you as MM or M Squared?


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