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Husband of Taconic crash driver cuts movie deal

The remains of a minivan along the Taconic State Parkway near Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. on Sunday, July 26, 2009. The minivan driven by Diane Schuler, 36, came to rest after entering southbound in the northbound lanes, 1.7 miles north of this median. The van burst into flames as her vehicle collided with two northbound vehicles, killing eight. The crash killed Schuler, her daughter, Erin 2, and Schuler's nieces, Emma Hance, 9, Alison Hance, 7, and Kate Hance, 5. Killed in a second vehicle were Guy Bastardi, 49; his father, Michael Bastardi, 81; and a friend, Daniel Longo, 74, all of Yonkers, N.Y. The lone survivor of the crash was Schuler's 5-year-old son, Brian.

July 27, 2010 4:19:49 AM PDT
On the same day that marked the one-year anniversary of the Taconic Parkway tragedy, reports surfaced that the husband of Diane Schuler has cut a movie deal.

Diane Schuler was the mother who drove a car filled with children the wrong way on the Taconic. Eight people died in the crash, including Schuler, her daughter and her three nieces. Three men from Yonkers died in the vehicle Schuler hit.

Newsday reports a documentary company from Brooklyn paid Schuler's husband Daniel for materials to be used in an investigative film.

Relatives of some of the crash victims called the news disgraceful.

The documentary company is reportedly led by Robert F. Kennedy's youngest daughter.


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