REPORT :  Woman hit by frozen turkey tossed through windshield in 2004 dies
REPORT : Woman hit by frozen turkey tossed through windshield in 2004 dies

REPORT : Woman hit by frozen turkey tossed through windshield in 2004 dies



nypost

The Long Island woman who was nearly killed in 2004 when a teenager randomly chucked a frozen turkey through her car windshield died on Monday.

Victoria Ruvolo’s tale of survival garnered headlines after she worked with prosecutors to grant clemency to the teenager who threw the frozen bird.

Her death was announced on her website and Facebook page on Tuesday. She was 59 years old.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved Vickie,” the note on her Facebook page read.

In November 2004, a group of teenagers used a stolen credit card to buy the 20-pound turkey in Ronkonkoma, Long Island. They then climbed into a car and drove onto Sunrise Highway.

During the trip, 18-year-old Ryan Cushing threw the bird out of the car and into Ruvolo’s windshield.

The impact broke every bone in Ruvolo’s face, which required a 10-hour surgery, three titanium plates, and a wire mesh for her left eye socket to correct.........