Good Morning
Good Morning
Long IslandSuffolk

Vigil for victims of fatal Cutchogue, Bay Shore crashes set for Wednesday night

In response to recent alleged drunken driving fatalities on Long Island, community leaders will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday at Smithtown High School West.

The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the school at 100 Central Rd., Smithtown, seeks to address the issue of drunken driving and show support for the family and friends of the victims, according to a news release from MADD New York.

Several community leaders and law-enforcement officials are expected to attend, and the public also is invited, the release said.

On July 18, four young women from Smithtown were killed in a crash in Cutchogue. On July 12, a father and his two children, ages 8 and 4, were killed in a crash in Bay Shore.

A factor in each crash was an alleged drunken driver in another vehicle, police said.

Latest Long Island News