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Exclusive TV Report: Air Spring Rupture Sparked Fatal Stretch Limo Fire

Posted on June 6, 2013

Clue in the pictures: Why was the stretch limo slung so low? A media outlet is exclusively reporting a cause of the fatal stretch limo fire near San Francisco on May 4 that killed five women in a bachelorette party. The probe continues, but authorities already confirmed at the time of the accident that the 1999 Lincoln Town Car stretch was overloaded beyond maximum passenger capacity.
Clue in the pictures: Why was the stretch limo slung so low? A media outlet is exclusively reporting a cause of the fatal stretch limo fire near San Francisco on May 4 that killed five women in a bachelorette party. The probe continues, but authorities already confirmed at the time of the accident that the 1999 Lincoln Town Car stretch was overloaded beyond maximum passenger capacity.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 News has learned exclusively the cause of that fire that killed five women riding in a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge last month.

Witnesses say the back of the Lincoln towncar was extremely low to the ground while it was moving across the bridge the night of May 4.

KGO-TV/ABC 7 report and video here

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