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Letter: Disagreement over crash adjudication

Cory Gloe, at the Nassau County Court in

Cory Gloe, at the Nassau County Court in Mineola on Friday, May 20, 2016, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation as a youthful offender, meaning his criminal record will be sealed. Credit: Howard Schnapp

As much as I feel for the families who lost their children in that horrible car accident in Farmingdale in May 2014, I don’t understand why driver Cory Gloe was held responsible [“6 months for race that killed 5 teens,” News, May 21].

It was because he “goaded” another driver, Tristan Reichle, into drag racing? Reichle lost control of his car and crashed into another vehicle, killing himself and four passengers, and injuring two people in the other vehicle.

Had Gloe urged another driver to jump off a cliff with equal results, would Gloe have been arrested for that, too? Reichle was under the influence of alcohol and apparently driving beyond his control.

Eugene Artemyeff, Glenwood Landing