CUTCHOGUE, NY -- Four people are dead, and 2 others were seriously injured after an SUV crashed into the side of a limousine on Long Island. The collision occurred just after 5 p.m. Saturday along Route 48 in Cutchogue.
Accident investigators were on the scene for hours trying to piece together just how the tragic accident occurred. Eyewitness News is told that seven women riding in a limo were coming from a nearby winery, when they were making a turn. A red pick-up truck t-boned the limo at the intersection along Route 48, leaving a trail of shattered glass and wreckage. Police say the limo was trying to make a u-turn westbound when the re truck suddenly slammed into the middle passenger's side.
The seven women inside the limo were reportedly from out of town, and were celebrating a bachelorette party. When medics arrived, three women were trapped inside the limo, and were found dead. Two other women were airlifted to Stony Brook in critical condition. Both the driver, and the pickup truck driver suffered injuries, but they were not life-threatening.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley confirms that the male driver of the red truck was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Other charges could be pending.
The Suffolk County DA's office is now involved in the investigation, and there will likely be a press conference offering more information on Sunday.
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