© 2024 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Boat Driver Involved In Fatal Crash Suing Southold For Lack Of Marine Markers

Matt Hardy from Pexels

An East Northport, Long Island, man plans to sue the town of Southold for $30 million after a November boat accident that killed one person and injured two others. 

Francesco DiStefano says the town failed to maintain marine markers, like buoys, near the crash. 

He also claims Southold police defamed him. Police had arrested DiStefano for boating while intoxicated.

Authorities reported the incident, but a toxicology report later showed his blood alcohol level was within legal limits. 

Injured passengers also plan to sue the town for monetary damages.