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Limo in NY crash that killed 20 failed inspection

AFP  |  New York 

The involved in the deadliest accident in the for nearly a decade had failed and the was not properly licensed, a top has said.

Twenty people were killed when the SUV-style stretch vehicle careened out of control on Saturday in Schoharie, a town in state, killing all 18 occupants and two pedestrians. The passengers of the limo -- including four sisters, newlyweds and young couples -- were all celebrating a birthday party, according to US media.

The lacked the appropriate licence to operate that vehicle and the last month failed a state and was not supposed to be on the road, said Monday.

He said a federal government and state police investigation are ongoing, and the cause of the accident remains unclear. But the company that operated the limo has been served a cease and desist order until the investigation is concluded, Cuomo added.

"The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road," the said.

Police said the 2001 failed to stop at an intersection and continued into a parking lot, ultimately crashing into a parked car. It was the deadliest accident in the since a Flight from Newark, to Buffalo, crashed in February 2009, killing 49.

Saturday's tragedy unfolded outside the and Cafe in Schoharie, a three-hour drive north of Manhattan.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 02:05 IST