Five years later, wrong way Taconic crash settled


Civil lawsuits are finally being settled five years after a Long Island mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway killing herself and seven others. 

A Garden City attorney tells “Newsday” there’s been four recent settlements out of Westchester state Supreme Court against the estate of West Babylon woman Diane Schuler, though the terms are confidential and the court records are sealed.  The lawsuits claimed Schuler was negligent when she crashed her vehicle head-on into another car killing herself, one of her kids, three other children in the car, and three men from Yonkers in the other vehicle. 

It was later found she was drunk and had used marijuana. 

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