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NTSB Finally Allowed To Access Crashed Stretch Limo

Posted on January 29, 2019
The junction close to where a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine crashed on Oct. 6, 2018 killing 20 people. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Fwgoebel)
The junction close to where a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine crashed on Oct. 6, 2018 killing 20 people. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Fwgoebel)

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -— Federal investigators will finally be able to perform a hands-on inspection of the limousine in a crash that killed 20 people in October, ending a months-long public impasse with the criminal prosecutor.

The agreement reached in Schoharie County court on Jan. 29 is designed to end the public feud between the National Transportation Safety Board and the local prosecutor over who had priority to fully inspect the vehicle involved in the nation’s deadliest transportation debacle in nearly a decade.

CBS New York article here

Related Topics: accidents, fatalities, federal regulations, law enforcement, limo crashes, National Transportation Safety Board, New York operators, passenger safety, stretch limousine

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