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Women killed in Long Island limo crash remembered 5 years after their death

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 18:46:18-04

LONG ISLAND — It's been nearly five years since four women were killed when a track crashed into a limousine in Long Island, but the parents of the victims said they still want answers.

Family members met Thursday at LABS Lane, a street dedicated in memory of the women killed. Lauren Baruch, 24; Amy Grabina, 23; Brittney Schulman, 23 and Stephanie Belli, 23 were all died in the crash. Four other women were all seriously injured.

The women had rented the limo for a July 18, 2015 winery tour. Limousine driver Carlos Pino, was trying to make a U-turn at the time of the deadly crash.

The truck driver, Steven Romeo, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, despite being below the legal blood-alcohol limit at the time he was tested. Romeo's blood alcohol level measured 0.66, but it was measured more than an hour after the crash.

Romeo was sentenced to having his license suspended for 90 days, plus a $500 fine and court fees. Officials had determined that a sober driver wouldn't have been able to avoid the crash.