New tests ordered in fatal Taconic crash

The family of the Long Island woman held responsible in the fatal Taconic State Parkway crash has ordered new tests to clear her name.

The first set of tests ordered by the Westchester medical examiner showed that Diane Schuler, of West Babylon, was drunk and high July 26, 2009, when she drove the wrong way and crashed into a van, killing herself and seven other people.

The medical examiner tells Newsday that Schuler's family waited seven months to retest the samples because they degrade over time and may produce different results.

The Schulers' lawyer, however, insists they just didn't have the money before for a retest.

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