No Charges in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash, Prosecutor Says
August 18, 2009 - 4:46 PMA New York prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed in a wrong-way crash that killed an intoxicated woman and seven others.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore made the decision after meeting Tuesday with state police and some victims' relatives.
Authorities say Diane Schuler, 36, was drunk and high on marijuana when she drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester last month before her minivan slammed into an SUV. The crash killed Schuler, her 2-year-old daughter, three young nieces and three men in the SUV. Her 5-year-old son survived.
DiFiore says because Schuler died, no one will be prosecuted. That includes the woman's husband, Daniel, who left a weekend family camping trip in a separate vehicle.
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