Limo in deadly crash failed recent inspection


As the investigation into Saturday’s deadly crash continues in Schoharie, New York, the state’s governor says the stretch limousine involved should never have been on the road.

 “That vehicle was inspected by the New York State Department of Transportation last month. It failed inspection and was not supposed to be on the road. The driver did not have the appropriate license,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

 The driver, and 17 people heading to a birthday party died when the 2001 Ford Excursion limo sped through a stop sign, across a highway, crashed into a parked car and then slammed into an embankment.

 The speeding limo also struck and killed two people nearby.

 Among the dead were four sisters and three of their husbands.

 “It’s unfathomable, coming here just hurts,” says Karina Hasle, the sister of victim Amanda Hasle. “To think that so many lives where taken away here. Its not even real to me yet.”

 GoFundMe accounts have been set up to help some of the children left orphaned by the crash.

 Read more:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Donate Today