07/20/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
New York – Investigators in New York are weighing the possibility of upgrading charges in a fatal accident in Long Island involving a limousine and a pickup truck. Prosecutors say that four women were killed after the driver of the truck slammed into the limo over the weekend.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota told reporters after the crash, which occurred on a four-lane highway on eastern Long Island's North Fork, “This is a very, very ongoing investigation.”
According to police, the limousine was making an attempt to make a U-turn at an intersection when the pickup blindsided the vehicle. The truck driver, 55-year-old businessman Steven Romeo from Southold, was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge wile at a hospital in Greenport. His bail has been set at $500,000.
In addition to the four women killed, four other women and the driver of the limo were hospitalized, but their conditions had not been updated at the time of the report.