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Limo Crash Killed 20. 5 Years Later, a Trial

After plea deal rejected, operator of stretch limo goes on trial in upstate New York

(Newser) - Nearly five years after a stretch limousine packed with birthday revelers careened down a hill and off a road in rural upstate New York, killing 20 people, the operator of the company that rented out the vehicle is going on trial. Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine, is charged with...

State Watchdog Agrees With NTSB on Blame in Limo Crash

Inspector general reports gaps in policies and procedures

(Newser) - Update: A state watchdog released a report Friday night blaming New York regulators in the 2018 fatal crash of a limousine—just as federal regulators did two years ago. Oversight by the Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles was inadequate, state Inspector General Lucy Lang found, the AP...

Behind the Schoharie Crash: an 'Outlaw Limo Company'

And at its helm, an FBI informant

(Newser) - On Oct. 6, 2018, the brakes went out on a modified Excursion that was carrying 17 friends and relatives who were headed to a New York brewery in celebration of a 30th birthday. The crash that ensued in Schoharie caused blunt-force trauma that killed nearly all of them instantly. "...

Families of 20 Victims Describe Their Agony to Limo Operator

Defendant avoids prison after listening to angry relatives talk about their loss

(Newser) - The operator of a limousine company was spared prison time Thursday in a 2018 crash that killed 20 people when catastrophic brake failure sent a stretch limo full of birthday revelers hurtling down a hill in upstate New York. Loved ones of the dead excoriated Nauman Hussain, 31, as he...

Funeral Homes Want to Give Older Americans a Ride

They plan to drive up to 300K people to the polls on Election Day

(Newser) - Some old voters could ride in style to the polls on Election Day, thanks to an offer from ... funeral homes. The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association expects to offer free rides to up to 300,000 people nationwide on Nov. 3, including in Baltimore, Miami, Detroit, Los Angeles, and...

A Year After a Limo Crash Killed 20, a New Twist

Ex-manager at Mavis Discount Tire shop says repair records were falsified: DA letter

(Newser) - The limo that crashed last October in upstate New York, killing 20, was set to receive a new brake master cylinder in May 2018, and there was even an invoice that shows the part was put in. Turns out it wasn't, the ex-manager of a Mavis Discount Tire now...

Limo Operator Faces 40 Counts in Crash That Killed 20 People

Vehicle had failed inspection just before horrific accident

(Newser) - The son of a limousine company's owner has been indicted on 40 felony counts in the deaths of 20 people in a crash in Upstate New York last fall. Nauman Hussain hired the driver involved in the crash, the complaint says, though he knew the driver didn't have...

Man Admits Plan to Kill Trump With Forklift

ND planned to flip president's limo

(Newser) - A North Dakota man has admitted stealing a forklift as part of a bizarre plot to kill President Trump last year. US Assistant State's Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell says Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, stole the forklift and made his way to the motorcade route before Trump arrived to speak...

Company Cuts Gambling, Strippers From Perk List
Company Email: Strippers
Are No Longer Free

Company Email: Strippers Are No Longer Free

Under Armour adapts to the #MeToo world

(Newser) - Note to Under Armour employees: Your strip-club bills will no longer be reimbursed. That's among the changes at the Baltimore-based sports apparel company amid reports of top execs' chauvinistic behavior—including parties with go-go dancers and strip-club outings with athletes and co-workers, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Our...

Limo Company Owner's Son Charged With Homicide

Nauman Hussain was arrested by State Police Wednesday

(Newser) - The son of a limo company owner has been arrested after the fatal crash in Schoharie, NY, involving one of the company's limousines, the New York Times reports. Nauman Hussain, said to manage the daily operations of Prestige Limousine, was taken into custody by State Police during a traffic...

Driver 'Trusted in What the Limo Company Said': Widow

Kim Lisinicchia says fatal crash 'still would've happened' despite husband lacking permit

(Newser) - The widow of limousine driver Scott Lisinicchia, one of 20 to die in Saturday's crash in upstate New York, says Prestige Limousine "should have been more responsible." Kim Lisinicchia describes multiple safety violations by company vehicles as "unacceptable" for "a company where you have people'...

Family of Driver in Horrific Limo Crash: Vehicle Was Unsafe

But a lawyer for the limo company says driver was 'unfamiliar with territory'

(Newser) - As names were released of more of the 20 victims in Saturday's upstate New York limousine crash , the family of one of those victims—limo driver Scott Lisinicchia—is speaking out. The 53-year-old "never would have knowingly put others in harm's way," a family statement reads....

Limo in Horrific Crash Shouldn't Have Been on Road
Limo in Horrific Crash
Shouldn't Have Been on Road
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Limo in Horrific Crash Shouldn't Have Been on Road

It had failed inspection, and its driver was not properly licensed, governor says

(Newser) - The limousine involved in Saturday afternoon's horrific crash shouldn't have been on the road. It failed an inspection last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. In addition, the driver, who died in the upstate New York crash along with his 17 passengers and two bystanders, was...

2 Sets of Newlyweds, 4 Sisters Among Limo Crash Victims

Tragedy in upstate New York is worst US crash in 9 years

(Newser) - More details have emerged in the horrific upstate New York stretch limousine crash that killed 20 people in the nation's deadliest transportation accident since 2009. Friends and relatives say the 17 passengers killed Saturday include Amy Steenburg, who was celebrating her 30th birthday, her husband, Axel, her three sisters,...

Horrific Limo Crash Kills 20
Horrific Limo Crash Kills 20

Horrific Limo Crash Kills 20

The vehicle apparently barreled over a hill in New York state

(Newser) - A crash involving a limousine at an upstate New York tourist spot killed 20 people, officials said Sunday. A person with knowledge of the investigation tells the AP that 18 of the victims were in the limo and two were bystanders. Local officials tell the Times Union of Albany that...

The Summit Over, Trump Made a 'Classic Alpha Male Move'

President gives Kim a peek into his limo; Trump also talked hotels on North Korea's beaches

(Newser) - You can temporarily take Donald Trump out of real estate, but you can't take the real estate out of Donald Trump. That much was clear at a Singapore press conference Tuesday, which took place after the president's meeting with Kim Jong Un and in which he touched upon...

Limo Full of Teens Goes Up in Flames While on Way to Prom

'It looked like it was going to explode'

(Newser) - Some Massachusetts teens hoping their prom night would be [fire emoji] got more than they bargained for when their limo burst into flames on the way to the dance, CBS Boston reports. According to ABC7 , 10 teens were riding in a white stretch limo Friday on their way to the...

Alleged Shoplifter Flees in Not-Subtle Getaway Car

Limos: the vehicle of choice of weddings, proms, and headband crime

(Newser) - To the sporting goods store, Jeeves! That may have been the directive a Minnesota woman gave Monday to the limo driver she reportedly hired to take her to a Rochester mall, where police say she then boosted $300 in headbands and clothing from Scheels All Sports and fought with security...

Driver Argued on Phone Before Deadly Limo Fire

Wife says he was distracted, playing loud music

(Newser) - New info from the wife of the limo driver whose car burst into flames in May, killing five passengers, casts more doubt on whether Orville Brown really did all he could to prevent the tragedy, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Rachel Hernandez-Brown says she was arguing with her estranged...

10 Elderly Women Escape Calif. Limo Fire

Most were in their 90s, used walkers, canes to flee

(Newser) - Authorities say 10 elderly women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California. The fire yesterday morning comes a little more than a month after five nurses were killed while trapped inside a burning limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Fire officials...

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