Adelphi Student’s Death Sparks Outpouring By Community

Taranjit Parmar (Photo source: GoFundMe)

A hit-and-run incident in Levittown on Thursday, Nov. 9, took the life of 18-year-old Levittown resident and Adelphi University honors student Taranjit Parmar. The police continue to investigate and seek the public’s help gathering information about the suspect.

Devastated by the loss of Parmar, her friends have started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help her family with the costs of a memorial service. The appeal raised half of its $20,000 goal in the first 24 hours. To donate, visit

From the GoFundMe page:

On November 9th my beautiful friend Taranjit was in a minor car accident. The devastating events that followed the car accident led to one of my close friends death. Taranjit was such a hard working, lovely person that was always smiling. Taranjit was close with her family and talked about her two younger sisters all of the time. Whether I was with her in a Science Olympiad event or in class or winning or losing in a Badminton tournament, Taranjit was always smiling and trying her best. She was absolutely wonderful and beautiful and she dreamed of becoming a Dentist. Let’s help her family by contributing to the cost of her Funeral. Please help if you can, any contribution helps.
—Sara Pedroza

If you have information about this crime, contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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