Diane Schuler, 36, had a blood alcohol level of 0.19, according to the district attorney’s office. “My office, along with the New York State Police, will continue to investigate the facts and circumstances that led up to the collision causing the deaths, so that the public and the families of the victims can understand what led to this horrific crash,” District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in a statement released Tuesday. The head-on crash happened July 26 when a minivan driven by Schuler and carrying five children was heading the wrong way on a northbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway about 30 miles north of New York City, police said. The minivan crashed into an SUV carrying three adults. Schuler and four of the children in the van died, as did the three people in the SUV. One child in the minivan survived and was hospitalized. A third vehicle carrying two adults was also involved in the crash, state police said. Those two adults suffered minor injuries.
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