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Who Stretched Excursion Involved In NY Limo Crash?

Posted on January 23, 2019
A 2005 Ford Excursion photographed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, similar to the one involved in the crash. (Photo via Wikimedia commons user Bull-Doser)
A 2005 Ford Excursion photographed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, similar to the one involved in the crash. (Photo via Wikimedia commons user Bull-Doser)

When state Department of Transportation investigator Chad Smith inspected a stretch 2001 Ford Excursion in the months before its destruction in the Oct. 6 Schoharie County crash that killed 20 people, he made a critical discovery.

The limo was missing the final manufacturer's tag required under federal law, a sticker that lists the name of the company that cut the original Ford Excursion XLT in two and "stretched" it into a party on wheels that could carry nearly 20 passengers, twice its original capacity.

Times Union article here

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Ajay K

     | about 25 days ago

    QVM or not, the vehicle was 17 years old. Heavy duty maintenance and proper precautionary measures should have been enforced at all times.

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