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Driver Of Pickup Truck Arrested After Limo Crash Kills 4 Bridesmaids

CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Police say an intoxicated driver was arrested after his pickup up truck slammed into a limo causing a crash that killed four woman 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.

The limo driver, and seven women who were part of a bachelorette party, were in the limo which had just left Vineyard 48 Winery, located on Route 48, CBS2's Dave Carlin reported.

Driver Of Pickup Truck Arrested After Limo Crash Kills 4 Bridesmaids

Officials told Carlin the limo left the winery and 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, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported.

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, Hall reported.

Two of the other women, including the bride, are in critical condition. The limo driver is expected to survive, officials told Carlin.

The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for lacerations on his face. Police tell Hall the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. His identity has not been released.

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.

Police: 4 Dead, 2 Injured In Limousine Crash On Long Island


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