Documentary details fatal 2009 Taconic wrong-way crash
A new HBO documentary aired tonight, ahead of tomorrow's anniversary, detailing the 2009 fatal crash on the Taconic State Parkway that left eight people dead.
The documentary, entitled "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," examines all of the events before and after the horrific crash.
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. Schuler, her 2-year-old daughter and three nieces, plus the SUV's three passengers, were all killed. Schuler's then-5-year-old son survived the crash.
Schuler's autopsy report stated her blood-alcohol level was equivalent to 10 shots of liquor, and the level of marijuana in her blood indicated that she smoked while driving, according to investigators.
However, Schuler's family contends that officials botched the investigation and that the truth has still not come out in regard to the actual cause of the crash.
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