CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. -- Police say an intoxicated driver was arrested after his pickup up truck slammed into a limo, causing a crash that killed four women and seriously injured two others on the eastern end of Long Island Saturday evening.
The crash happened around 6 p.m. in Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island, reports CBS New York.
The limo driver, and seven women who were part of a bachelorette party, were in the limo which had just left a local Winery.
Officials said the limo was heading eastbound on Route 48 when it attempted to make a U-turn westbound. The truck then apparently t-boned the limo.
Three woman died on impact and another woman died a short time later at Taconic Bay Hospital. All were bridesmaids, CBS New York reports.
Their names were not immediately released, but police told the Associated Press they were from the New York City area.
The police chief said it was one of the worst accidents he has ever seen. The crash was so violent, it nearly cut the limo in half.
Two of the other women, including the bride, are in critical condition. The limo driver is expected to survive, officials said.
The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for lacerations on his face. Police tell CBS New York the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. His identity has not been released.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley told the Associated Press the driver initially fled the scene, but was soon caught.
The identities of the victims have not been released, but the four women who died were from the New York City area.
Neighbor Diana was on the scene shortly after the crash.
"It's so sad because I heard that the girls in the limousine may have been around for the bachelorette party so you know something like that happening .. It's insane," Diana said.