Report: Husband of driver in Taconic crash suing NY, brother-in-law

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the crash on the Taconic State Parkway that left eight people dead.

On July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler, 36, of Long Island, crashed her minivan head-on into an SUV near Briarcliff Manor, after driving 1.7 miles the wrong way on the parkway.

Now, according to the New York Post, her husband, Daniel Schuler, is suing the state and her brother-in-law, Warren Hance, whose daughters were killed in the crash. The paper says Schuler claims the highway was badly designed and had inadequate signs posted, which enabled Diane Schuler to drive the wrong way into traffic.

In a separate suit, Schuler claims the Chevy Trailblazer the family had borrowed from Hance was faulty. The suits seek unspecified money damages. Lawyers for Schuler say the suits had to be filed before today, the second anniversary of the crash.

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