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Fundraiser set up for family of newlywed killed in Greenport crash

10/05/2015 12:56 PM |

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More than 200 people have donated to an online fundraiser set up for the family of a Brooklyn man killed on his honeymoon in Greenport last week.

A GoFundMe page for Jeremiah Grunblatt — who died after the SUV he was driving collided with a Suffolk County Transit bus Wednesday — has raised more than $14,000 of its $20,000 goal as of Monday afternoon.

Mr. Grunblatt was on his honeymoon with his wife, Keturah, at the time of the crash. Ms. Grunblatt suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening in the crash, Southold Town police said. The cause of the crash has not been released.

They had been married three days before the crash.

“The outpouring of love and support for Jeremiah, Keturah and family has been incredible,” said Keith Hamilton, a friend who set up the fundraiser. “It’s no surprise to me though, as they are special people.”

Two other people were injured in the accident: bus driver Luis Garnica, 50, of Hamptons Bays who suffered a “serious leg injury” and a passenger on the bus who was treated for a minor injury.

Mr. Grunblatt was a craftsman and also built stage sets for opera performances. Ms. Grunblatt is an opera director and choreographer. In an interview with the Daily News, Ms. Grunblatt’s mother, Catherine Stickann, said the newlyweds were “the perfect couple.”

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