12/23/16 5:57am
12/23/2016 5:57 AM

It’s nearly impossible to imagine that anything positive could ever result from the fatal July 2015 limo crash in Cutchogue. But a special grand jury report released this week, which suggests new regulations including a statewide ban on U-turns by limousines, holds out the hope that the tragedy has finally sounded an important wake-up call.  READ

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12/20/16 12:53pm

Thomas Spota Cutchogue limo crash

On August 12, 2012, a Southold Town resident sent an email to a town official. Attached was a photograph of a limousine attempting to make a U-turn to head west on Route 48.

Unable to complete the maneuver, the driver backed up into the eastbound lane, blocking traffic in a 55 mph zone.  READ

12/19/16 7:12pm
12/19/2016 7:12 PM

File photo: Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota at a March 2015 press conference. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is expected Tuesday to release the findings of a special grand jury investigation into the July 2015 limo crash that resulted in the death of four women in Cutchogue, his office has announced. READ

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11/01/16 10:44am

Steven Romeo

A Suffolk judge has granted a motion requested by the pickup driver involved in the fatal limousine crash in Cutchogue last year to hold a hearing to determine whether blood alcohol results were properly taken. READ

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10/26/16 10:36am

Limo Driver Charged in Fatal Limo Crash
Charges have been dismissed in the case against the limousine driver involved in last summer’s crash that killed four young women on Route 48 in Cutchogue.

But in a statement Wednesday evening, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said prosecutors will “certainly appeal” the decision.

Carlos Pino, 59, of Old Bethpage, had been charged with criminally negligent homicide and other lesser charges, all of which have been dropped.

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10/23/15 8:13am
10/23/2015 8:13 AM

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The limousine driver involved in the deadly accident that killed four women in Cutchogue this July filed a notice of claim against Southold Town Thursday, claiming the town was negligent by not making the intersection where the crash occurred safer. READ