Two Die In Hannibal Head-On Crash

Two people died in a car crash in Hannibal Tuesday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Department says Salvator Licciardello, 72, of 139 Emilia Circle, South, Rochester, drove his Jeep across the center line of Route 3 between County Route 7 and Pollard Rd. at about 1:18 p.m.

His vehicle, heading west on Route 3, slammed head-on into a Chevy Cobalt driven by Tanya Mellon, 24, of 326 Sharp Road, Fulton.  The impact drove the Jeep into the ditch on one side of the road and the car into the opposite ditch.

Both were killed.  Mellon was pronounced dead at the scene, while Licciardello was pronounced dead at Oswego Hospital.

There was a passenger in the Jeep.  Gerlando Cardinale, 69, of 29 Markie Drive West, Rochester was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Syracuse.

Later in the day, an elderly woman who has not been identified by police was injured in a crash not far away, at the intersection of Route 104 and County Route 21. She was flown to University Hospital in Syracuse.


  1. I am SOOOOO shocked by this!!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family!!! I went to school with her and her sister brandie!! RIP Tanya!!! you will be missed!!!!

  2. I also went to school with brandie and tanya, brandie and i were best friends for quite some time but lost contact when i moved away. Its weird cause i was thinking of her the other day and i mentioned to my grandmother ( i wonder what ever happened to brandie mellon) I remember playing with them at their house . Rest in peace tanya you were always such a sweetheart and a little cutie pie!! My prayers go out to your family.

  3. i am so upset by the news, knew her from dunkin she will be sadly missed by everyone thoughts and prayers go out to her family my she rest in piece and enjoy her angel wings, god bless you all

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