- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer for a Long Island teen involved in a street race crash that killed five says his client isn’t at fault for the wreck.

According to Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1QSOhQA ), an attorney for 18-year-old Cory Gloe, of Farmingdale, asked a judge to dismiss manslaughter, criminal negligent homicide and other charges against his client.

Gloe was indicted in January in the May 2014 crash in Farmingdale.

Prosecutors say Gloe challenged another driver to a race. The other driver crossed into oncoming traffic during the race and collided with an SUV, killing five people in his car.

Defense attorney Stephen LaMagna wrote in his motion that fault should lie with the alcohol-impaired driver who died.

Prosecutors say in filings that the driver would have been criminally liable, but that doesn’t absolve Gloe.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com



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