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Newton Teen Killed In Post Prom Crash Headed Back From Turtle Back Zoo, Report Says

Alexis Faye and her boyfriend, Anthony McCann at prom Friday. Photo Credit: Briana Moffatt
Lexi Faye of Newton, 17. Photo Credit: Kaptures By Katie

A 17-year-old Newton High School student was returning from the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange the day after prom when the rental car she was riding in overturned, killing her and injuring two other teens.

Alexis Faye of Newton was honored with white ribbons tied around town Monday, two days after the fatal accident.

She was traveling in a Mercedes on Greendale Road in Fredon late Saturday afternoon when the car veered off the roadway and slammed into several trees, police said.

Faye, a junior at the school, was in the car with 17-year-old Anthony Burke, who was driving, as well as  Maria Fiore, 16, of Andover, and  Nicholas Chavarria, 17, of Newton, State Police said. Burke and Fiore were airlifted from the scene, while Chavarria suffered minor injuries.

Remembered as a "flourishing" high school junior who served as a counselor at Redeemer Lutheran Bible Camp, Faye was also trying to launch a girls lacrosse league in Newton.

Arrangements are by Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Rt. 206) in Newton. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Chruch, 22 Halsted St., Newton.

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