Driver in deadly Cutchogue crash named in lawsuit

The driver who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel when his pickup truck slammed into a limo in Cutchogue Saturday was named in a lawsuit

Romeo is the co-owner of Romeo Dimon Marine, a boating services company based in Southold. In 2014, one of Romeo's employees died on the job.

Romeo is the co-owner of Romeo Dimon Marine, a boating services company based in Southold. In 2014, one of Romeo's employees died on the job. (7/20/15)

SOUTHOLD - The driver who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel when his pickup truck slammed into a limo in Cutchogue Saturday was named in a wrongful-death lawsuit last year.

As News 12 has reported, Steven Romeo, of Peconic, was arrested for DWI after the crash that killed four young women.

Romeo is the co-owner of Romeo Dimon Marine, a boating services company based in Southold. In 2014, one of Romeo's employees died on the job.

News 12 is told that a bucket fell off a backhoe that Romeo was operating, hitting and killing the worker.

OSHA says 55-year-old Romeo was not trained to use the equipment.

The victim's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Romeo and his company.

 

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