NTSB releases preliminary report on Schoharie Limo crash
SCHOHARIE, NY (WRGB) The NTSB has released a preliminary report on the tragic limo crash that killed 20 people.
The report, states that the limo was originally had a 137 inch long wheelbase, extended by 180 inches with extra seats added,
The report confirms that the 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine, operated by Prestige Limousine, was traveling southbound on State Route 30 when it it did not stop at the intersection with Route 30A.
The limo then careened into the Apple Barrel Restaurant parking lot, striking another vehicle. The limousine continued across the parking lot and went into a ravine, where it collided with the earthen embankment on the far side and came to rest, according to the report.
The NTSB also reports that there were seat belts in the vehicle, and the seats were not from the original vehicle.
The crash is still under investigation.