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20 people killed when limousine strikes pedestrians at State Route 30 and State Route 30A in Schoharie, New York

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:34am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Police: 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine

The Times Union of Albany reported local officials said a limo speeding down a hill crashed into bystanders at the Apple Barrel Country Store on Saturday in Schoharie (skoh-HAY’-ree).

20 people killed in limousine crash near Albany, New York

Schoharie Town Supervisor Alan Tavenner said Saturday that improvements the state Department of Transportation made about seven years ago to the dangerous intersection didn't seem to make it safer.

Upstate NY limo crash: 4 sisters on way to birthday celebration among 20 killed

Relatives said the limousine was carrying the sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest.

Records: Family of FBI Informant Owns Limo Involved in Crash

The limo company owner, Shahed Hussain, has been located but is currently out of the country, state police said in a news conference Monday afternoon. Three vehicles have been seized in the investigation, and authorities are examining the airbag control module in the crashed limo -- essentially the black box. 

Feds irked over lack of access to limo in fatal wreck

In a letter made public Thursday, an NTSB lawyer told Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery that “safety-critical evidence” has been lost because her office had refused to let investigators fully inspect the modified stretch limo that crashed in Schoharie on Oct. 6.

Feds to examine limo 3 months after wreck that killed 20

NTSB spokeswoman Dolline Hatchett said Thursday that prosecutors had been preventing access because the search warrant for the vehicle didn’t explicitly include the federal agency. A Schoharie County judge ruled Wednesday that NTSB’s statutory authority grants it access, Hatchett said. 

Limo company operator pleads not guilty in fatal crash

Nauman Hussain, 29, operator of Prestige Limousine, was released on $450,000 bond after his arraignment in Schoharie County Court and will be subject to electronic monitoring until his Sept. 9 trial. He had been free on $150,000 bond since his arrest in October.

People Involved: 
Amy Steenburg
Axel Steenburg
Abigail Jackson
Adam Jackson
Mary Dyson
Rob Dyson
Allison King
Erin Vertucci
Shane McGowan
Scott Lisnicchia

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