Posted: 8:42 am Monday, February 14th, 2011

American Heritage soccer standout Melissa Bergstein dies after Sunday car accident 

By Post Staff

DELRAY BEACH — Melissa Bergstein, manager of American Heritage’s varsity wrestling team, was supposed to be dyeing the team members’ hair blond after school Monday.

Melissa Bergstein

Melissa Bergstein

Her boyfriend, 17-year-old Mateo Londono, and two other wrestlers last weekend had qualified for this week’s state championship meet in Lakeland.

On Monday afternoon, the wrestlers planned to go to Hair Cuttery on Linton Boulevard to have their hair dyed, because Bergstein couldn’t do it herself. The popular 18-year-old, also a soccer star at the school, died just after noon from injuries she sustained in a car accident early Sunday.

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