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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 ( 5 )
  • Alex

     | about 7 months ago

    This Inspector was in constant contact with the owner and yet never informed his bosses that something needed to be done. Seems like he either took matters into his own hand or possibly got paid to not make a big deal out of it. IMHO

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