Cuomo: Vehicle in deadly Schoharie crash failed inspection last month

October 09, 2018 12:38 AM

SCHOHARIE - Gov. Cuomo says the vehicle involved in Saturday's deadly Schoharie crash never had federal certification and failed an inspection last month. The driver also didn't have an appropriate license.

That all led up to the quiet town and the parking lot of a quaint country store and cafe now being the site of the deadliest traffic accident in the United States in the last nine years.

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Twenty people were killed in that single crash, Saturday afternoon.

An SUV limo was packed with family and friends on a birthday party tour. Four sisters and their husbands were among the 18 in the 2001 Ford limo that troopers say went through an intersection at Routes 30 and 30A and crashed into an SUV outside the Apple Barrel Country Store & Cafe

All 18 people inside the limo died. Two people standing in the parking lot were killed as well.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's the worst accident they've dealt with since 2009.

State police and the NTSB are looking for answers.

NBC News is reporting that the limo company that owns the limo is Prestige Limousine Chauffer Service, which is located in Ganesvoort in Saratoga County. According to the USDOT, the official address of the company 776 Saratoga Road, Ganesvoort. The legal name associated with the company is Shahed Hussain.

NewsChannel 13 will provide updates on throughout the day and our future newscasts.


WNYT Staff

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