Pickup truck driver arrested after limo crash kills 4 bridesmaids, injures 2
CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. — Four women are dead and two seriously injured after an alleged drunk driver smashed into their limousine that was returning from a bachelorette party on Long Island, New York.
Southold, NY Police confirmed there was a fatal crash around 6 p.m. Saturday on Route 48 in Cutchogue.
A pickup truck crashed into the side of the limousine carrying the bridesmaids, who were returning from a winery.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley tells WPIX that the accident is “one of the worst” he’s seen.
Several police departments including the New York State Police assisted Southold Police.
The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital for lacerations on his face. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He is expected to appear in court Sunday.
Two of the other women, including the bride, are in critical condition. The limo driver is expected to survive, officials said.
The identities of the victims have not been released, but the four women who died were from the New York City area.