Skip to comments.Report: New York Mother Driving During Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Drunk, High
Posted on 08/04/2009 10:45:39 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
The Long Island mom behind the wheel in a fiery wrong-way crash that killed her and seven others along a New York state highway was reportedly drunk and had high levels of marijuana in her system, authorities said Tuesday.
The findings were part of a toxicology report that was conducted on 36-year-old Diane Schuler in the wake of the deadly July 26 crash along the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor, The Journal News of Westchester reported on its Web site.
The findings were shared with relatives of the crash victims, which included Schuler's 2-year-old daughter and three nieces.
Schuler was coming home to West Babylon from an upstate camping trip when she drove her Ford Windstar minivan against traffic for 1.7 miles along the northbound lane of the Taconic.
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Hey Marijane is harmless.
a tragedy just got more tragic.
So let’s legalize weed - as if the cops didn’t have enough to do...
You do realize that she was also drunk on alcohol.
I'd be curious to know if there were any other adults in the group with them, and if so, how they got home.
Geez, OK, let’s make alcohol illegal too...
Coming soon to a California near you...
Yes, but thank you for pointing that out to make sure I saw it! So adding a legal weed to the mix is a positive? The alcohol genie is out of the bottle but hopefully legalization of ANOTHER drug won’t happen soon...
Maybe she didn't stop?
For your argument to be consistent, you should be pushing for alcohol to be returned to illegal status.
That’s the brother’s daughters that were killed. She killed her two year old and her brother’s three girls. The picture posted is her brother and sister in law and dead girls.
Thanks - I taught third grade and this makes me want to vomit....
There was always something weird about this. I’m still not sure she was not suicidal ... I think she picked that truck to make sure the job was done.
The fact that she called her husband just before the drash and then he called the police immediately. THEN she throws her cellphone out the window.
And this was a route she “knew like the back of her hand”.
Actually, that is a picture of the driver’s brother, sister-in-law, and three nieces. All of those little girls died in this crash, along with the driver’s own daughter, and the three men in the other vehicle.
Her son survives, thank God.
I think she was working up courage to kill herself. I think they should look at the state of her marriage, finances and anything else that could have driven her over the edge.