Long Island limousine crash casualties were best buddies with splendid fates

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They were eight companions with splendid prospects praising a spouse-to-be — until an affirmed intoxicated driver crushed into their limousine, slaughtering four and pulverizing their Long Island Limousine groups.

Brittney Schulman, 23, and Lauren Baruch, 24, both of Smithtown; Stephanie Belli, 23, of Kings Park, and Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack, were leaving Vineyard 48 winery on the North Fork of Long Island when Steven Romeo slammed his red pickup truck into their stretch ride, the Southold Town Police Department said Sunday.

Steve Romeo, the driver of the truck that collided with a limousine on Long Island on Saturday, killing four ladies inside, was summoned from his doctor’s facility bed on Sunday.

Elizabeth Miller, Suffolk County right-hand head prosecutor with the Vehicular Crimes Bureau identifies with the media after the arraignment of Steven Romeo at Eastern Long Island Hospital on Sunday.

Steve Romeo (L), argued not liable for DWI.

Elizabeth Miller (R), Suffolk County colleague lead prosecutor with the Vehicular Crimes Bureau addresses the media on Sunday.

An Instagram photograph Grabina posted Saturday before the late evening wreck in Cutchogue demonstrated her tasting a beverage in a dark dress alongside the subtitle, “wine not.”

“She was an excellent young lady. Had her entire future in front of her,” said a neighbor of the Grabina family, Jim Tampellini, 55. “It’s stunning, lamentable.”

The tragic quartet was in the auto with Joelle Dimonte, 25, of Elwood, L.I.; Melissa Angela Crai, 23, of Scarsdale, Westchester County; Alicia Arundel, 24, of Setauket, L.I., and Olga Lipets, 24, of Brooklyn, who were all treated at nearby doctor’s facilities and survived, police said.

Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack passed on in the limousine mishap on Saturday.

Joelle Dimonte, 25, of Ellwood was harmed in a limousine mishap on July 18, 2015, in Long Island, New York. Credit – Facebook

Amy Grabina (L), 23, presented this photograph on Instagram upon the arrival of the deplorable accident. Joelle Dimonte (R), 25, of Ellwood was among four individuals harmed in the mishap.

The lady, who was not recognized, was among the survivors, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Miller said.

“They were making the best choice,” said a man who recognized himself as the stepdad of Arundel, alluding to the choice to contract a limo.

The gathering had wanted to visit refineries and vineyards in the North Fork region.


The rapid accident was violent, so the limo was about to cut down the middle when it was T-boned while making a dangerous U-turn on the rustic street.

Photographs on online networking clue at a tight-weave gathering of companions seeking after growing professions and getting a charge out of the Long Island summer.

Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack kicked the bucket in the limousine mishap.

Amy R. Grabina, 23, of Commack kicked the bucket in a limousine mishap on July 18, 2015, in Long Island, New York. Credit – Facebook Brittany M.Credit – Facebook Lauren Baruch, 24, of Smithtown, kicked the bucket in a limousine. Mishap on July 18, 2015 in Long Island, New York.  Mishap on July 18, 2015, in Long Island, New York.  Mischance on July 18, 2015, in Long Island, New York. Credit – Facebook

Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack kicked the bucket in the limousine mishap.

Grabina is a competitor and aficionado of the Boston Red Sox. Had as of late started acting as a bookkeeper at Ernst & Young.

Schulman moved on from SUNY Cortland a year ago with a degree in interchanges.

Her mom, Suzanne, told Newsday her girl was “a minding individual,” however she declined to talk further.

Belli worked at a Steve Madden store and had mulled over business at SUNY Farmingdale.

Arundel and Lipets were in reasonable condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, as indicated by a representative.

“At the point when are individuals going to quit drinking and driving solicited? A neighbor from the Arundel family, Katherine Askinazi, 56. “At the point when are individuals going to get it?”

Dan O’Brien said outside Eastern Long Island Hospital.

“It’s a heartbreaking occasion,” O’Brien said.

The legal advisor denied starting reports that his customer had fled the scene and said.

O’Brien described the injuries as “serious.”

Pino attempted the U-turn at an intersection by the winery when the crash occurred at 5:11 p.m., police said.

Romeo, the co-owner of Romeo Dimon Marine Service, will likely face additional charges as the investigation proceeds.  Assistant DA Miller said.

“At this time, we are continuing the investigation and looking into upgrading the charges significantly,” she said.

Witnesses to the high-speed crash described a horrific scene.

“The pickup truck was halfway through the limo,” said witness Lynne Lulfs. “We saw bodies hanging out of the left side of the car. They looked like young girls. It was just arms, and heads and hair.”

The bride was present and they were “celebrating an upcoming event.”

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