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Prosecutor Says Repair Shop Billing Not to Blame for New York Limo Crash

A prosecutor says improperly billed brake work had nothing to do with the catastrophic brake failure on a stretch limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in rural upstate New York. District Attorney Susan Mallery said in a letter filed …

Lawyers Blame Act of God, Lack of Seatbelts for New York Limo Crash

Lawyers for the operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York say the deaths could have been caused by an act of God or the passengers’ failure to wear seat belts. The Times Union …

Federal Preliminary Report on New York Limo Crash Offers No Cause Yet

The National Transportation Safety Board’s probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released Monday, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local prosecutor over …

Cuomo Proposes Banning Stretch Limos from New York Roads

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed banning stretch limousines from the state’s roads as part of a safety crackdown on large for-hire passenger vehicles following the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade. Twenty people were killed in October …

Feds to Examine Crashed Limo Three Months After Fatal New York Wreck

Federal investigators say they may recall employees furloughed under the government shutdown to start examining a limousine that crashed in upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people. The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s coordinating investigative efforts with …

Feds Upset Over Lack of Access to Limo in Fatal New York Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency’s efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation’s deadliest transportation wreck in nearly …

Calls for New Regulation Mount as New York Limo Crash Victims Mourned

The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash – four sisters and four other relatives – the Senate’s top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for …

New York Governor Says Limo That Crashed Shouldn’t Have Been on the Road

The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, and the driver wasn’t properly licensed, New York’s governor said Monday. The state moved …