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Motorist hit in face by frozen turkey dies years later at 59

3 years 6 months 21 hours ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 10:54 AM March 28, 2019 in News - AP National

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A New Yorker who urged leniency for the teenager who nearly killed her in 2004 by throwing a frozen turkey through her car windshield has died. Victoria Ruvolo was 59.

Anthony Ruvolo says his aunt died Monday. The cause is not known, and it's unclear whether the old injuries contributed to her death.

Newsday says every bone in Ruvolo's face was shattered and the steering wheel bent when the teenager threw the 20-pound turkey at her car.

She endured reconstructive surgery and months of rehabilitation.

Because of her advocacy, the youth got six months in jail instead of a potential 25-year prison sentence.

Ruvolo, of Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), became an author and motivational speaker .

Linda Anne Lynch says her friend was a "believer in second chances."

She adds: "Forgive someone today in Vickie's memory."

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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