The Daily News said that a Brooklyn widow who had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two members of the Colombo crime family for the murder of her son was engaged in a deadly single-vehicle accident on Friday below the Gowanus Expressway. According to statements made to the police by witnesses, Rose Gargano, 70, was behind the wheel of a Range Rover when it veered to the left, leapt a curb, and collided with a pillar at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Third Avenue.
The unconscious female driver was found by first responders who were called to the scene. She was taken by ambulance to NYU Langone-Brooklyn, but she did not survive her arrival there. Competiello, also known as “Joey Caves,” and Calabro, also known as “Big Dino,” were both found guilty in the 1994 slaying of Carmine Jr. Gargano, the son of Gargano.
According to the records from the court, Gargano and her husband Carmine filed a lawsuit for wrongful death in the amount of $10 million against members of the Colombo criminal family in the Brooklyn Supreme Court in 2018. According to the neighbors, Rose’s husband passed away while the epidemic was going on. She is succeeded in death by her three sons.
According to comments made by her son Jerry Gargano to the publication, “Our family is devastated and is grieving over the loss of a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.” “There won’t be anyone quite like her again.”
The police are looking into the likelihood that she experienced a medical emergency just before she lost control of the vehicle.
An autopsy will be performed by the city’s Medical Examiner’s office in order to ascertain the reason for the decedent’s passing.