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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08/24/15 12:00pm
08/24/2015 12:00 PM

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The number of pending lawsuits stemming from last month’s fatal limo crash in Cutchogue continues to grow.

Joelle DiMonte, 25, one of six survivors in the incident, is the third party to file a notice of claim with the Town of Southold and Suffolk County in response to the crash, which claimed the lives of four of her friends.  READ