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Feds fault operator, regulators in limo crash that killed 20

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Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 11:53 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2020 at 6:21 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people say state regulators repeatedly failed to properly oversee the poorly maintained vehicle.

National Transportation Safety Board members unanimously voted Tuesday to accept a final report on the deadliest transportation disaster in the United States in a decade.

The crash killed 17 family members and friends celebrating a birthday along with the driver and two bystanders.

The NTSB found that the crash was likely caused by the operator’s “egregious disregard for safety” that resulted in brake failure on a long downhill stretch.

It found that ineffective state oversight also contributed.

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