Samuel Cali and Leonidas Vagias, both 19, killed in single-vehicle crash on Route 287 in Mahwah, New Jersey

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/20/2016 - 2:04pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Two killed in crash off Route 287 in Mahwah

A state Department of Transportation employee found a blue Lexus off the highway into the woods near Route 287’s southbound side at mile marker 62.5 around 9:15 a.m., State Police said in a post on Facebook.

UPDATE: 2 Killed In Crash On 287 Were Former Don Bosco Athletes

Cali, a student at Rutgers University, was a two-time district wrestling champion at Don Bosco, according to his biography on He tallied an 89-28 record throughout his high school career. He placed fourth at the Beast of the East and third at the NJSIAA State Championships at 132 pounds as a senior.

Vagias was a standout kicker for Don Bosco, according to published reports. He was a kicker on the University of Rhode Island football team.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Samuel Cali
Leonidas Vagias
Route 287
Mahwah, NJ

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