Schoharie County D.A. says NTSB has had more access to limo than claimed

January 16, 2019 11:17 PM

There are new developments in the deadly Schoharie limousine crash.

NewsChannel 13 was first to obtain a response letter District Attorney Susan Mallery sent to Schoharie County Court Judge George Bartlett on Wednesday afternoon.

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Mallery is proposing a solution to what she calls the NTSB-created impasse, suggesting: "The NTSB may, under the supervision of the NYSP, (the appropriate law enforcement entity that applied for the warrant), be allowed to inspect the limousine itself and to photograph and measure it. No alteration, removal or destruction of the evidence by representatives of the NTSB will be allowed."

Mallery says necessary inspections and tests are being done by qualified experts and the inspections will be done soon. Adding at the appropriate time, the NTSB using its investigatory powers which do not include the issuance of a search warrant, may do its own inspection.

On Monday, the NTSB asked the court to "intercede," calling their attempts to access the limo with the district attorney "unproductive and not likely to resolve the impasse."

There's no time frame on when the judge will issue a decision.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to Defense Attorney Lee Kindlon on Wednesday afternoon. He represents Prestige Limo operator Nauman Hussain. He said he hasn't read it yet -- and can't comment.


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