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Man charged with DWI after 4 women killed when pickup hits limo

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CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. — A 55-year-old Long Island man has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck crashed into a limousine carrying eight women. Four were killed.

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The group was returning from a nearby winery on Long Island’s East End on Saturday afternoon.

Their driver was trying to make a U-turn at an intersection in Cutchogue, when the pickup slammed into the limo. Four of the women survived and were hospitalized, along with the driver.

The pickup driver, Steven Romeo, also was injured. He was arraigned Sunday at his hospital bedside at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenpoint.

Romeo was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

His attorney was not immediately available for comment.