Traffic advisory for Manhasset drivers near Kiess’ funeral

Samuele Petruccelli
Clergy estimate 5,000 mourners at funeral and wake which killed two Manhasset brothers. Police have issued a traffic advisory for Manhasset drivers in anticipation of Ryan Kiess' funeral to be held at the Church of Our Savior, Lutheran. (Photo by Samuele Petruccelli)

The Nassau County Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Manhasset motorists in the vicinity of a funeral service for Ryan Kiess, one of three local high school graduates killed at the scene of a head-on car collision in Quogue.

Police advise motorists may experience heavy traffic conditions this Friday, Aug. 6, near the Church of Our Savior, Lutheran, on Northern Boulevard, according to a release from Nassau County Police.

The funeral service will begin at 11:30 p.m., according to clergy. Motorists should travel on alternate roadways, when possible, police officials say.

Kiess’ service comes one week after brothers Michael and James Farrell, 20 and 25, were laid to rest at Nassau Knolls Cemetery following a funeral at The Archangel Michael Church.

A Suffolk County Sheriff, Suffolk County Police and Port Washington Police motorcade led their procession from the church up W Shore Road for a private burial. Between both the Farrell’s wake and funeral, clergy estimated there were 5,000 mourners.

The sole survivor, Brianne Maglio, 24 of Garden City, is hospitalized in critical condition.

Correction: Due to incorrect information from police, an earlier version of this article misstated Brianna Maglio’s age. She is 24, not 22.

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Samuele Petruccelli

Samuele Petruccelli is a Manhasset-based reporter for The Island Now, a position he assumed in May of 2021. He covers news across the North Shore, previously reporting on village elections, sexual harassment scandals and illegal practices in student housing markets.
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