The Latest: Limo service lawyer: Issues fixed before crash
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York (all times local):
An attorney for the company whose limousine was involved in an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people says multiple safety violations on its vehicles were fixed before the tragedy.
Attorney Lee Kindlon tells CBS News on Tuesday he doesn’t think the recent infractions against Prestige limousine service contributed to Saturday’s deadly crash.
The limo ran a stop sign and hit a parked SUV in Schoharie (skoh-HAYR’-ee). Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo died.
Kindlon tells the Times Union of Albany the driver may have been unfamiliar with the roadway and misjudged his ability to stop at the bottom of the hill.
The owner of the company is out of the country. His son, Nauman Hussain, met with state police investigators Monday.
A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people has ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance.
Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York, for Monday night’s vigil. Some victims lived in the small city.
Some relatives of the dead shed tears as local officials expressed solidarity with them.
U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko told the families, in his words, “We are crushed with you, we are crushed for you.” He’s a Democrat from Amsterdam.
The 19-seater limo ran a stop sign and hit a parked SUV on Saturday in Schoharie (skoh-HAYR’-ee). Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo died. The passengers were headed to a 30th birthday party.