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Diane Schuler’s Son Is Told Of Her Death

Investigator says family is speaking, despite reports they are not


Daniel Schuler, right, holds hands with sisters-in-law Jay Schuler, center, and Joyce Schuler, left, while surrounded by reporters during a press conference in Garden City, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009.  Schuler's wife Diane was drunk and high on marijuana when she drove the wrong way for almost two miles on a highway before smashing head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others, a prosecutor said. Schuler family attorney Dominic Barbara says 36-year-old Diane Schuler wasn't an alcoholic but was diabetic and may have suffered a stroke before the July 26 crash north of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Daniel Schuler, right, holds hands with sisters-in-law Jay Schuler, center, and Joyce Schuler, left, while surrounded by reporters during a press conference in Garden City, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. Schuler's wife Diane was drunk and high on marijuana when she drove the wrong way for almost two miles on a highway before smashing head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others, a prosecutor said. Schuler family attorney Dominic Barbara says 36-year-old Diane Schuler wasn't an alcoholic but was diabetic and may have suffered a stroke before the July 26 crash north of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Long Island boy who survived the car crash that killed his mother, sister and three cousins has been told of their deaths.

Private investigator Thomas Ruskin also says the boy’s surviving relatives and his dead cousins’ parents are in contact with each other almost daily despite reports they weren’t speaking.


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The boy’s mother, Diane Schuler, was driving the wrong way on a New York highway when she collided head-on with an SUV. Three men in that vehicle died.

Bryan Schuler, who’s 5, is recovering from head injuries at a Queens hospital.

He’s the lone survivor of the July 26 crash.

Police say Schuler was drunk and high on marijuana. Her widower disputes that.

Associated Press

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