Albany, N.Y. – Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate…
Albany, N.Y. – Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
An NTSB statement said with the help of the county court, the agency is coordinating investigative efforts into the Oct. 6 crash with the Schoharie County District Attorney’s Office and New York State Police. The federal agency had complained last month that prosecutors prevented access while a criminal case against the limousine company’s operator proceeded.
On Dec. 14, the NTSB sent a letter to District Attorney Susan Mallery saying “safety-critical evidence” had been lost because of its inability to inspect the vehicle that crashed in rural Schoharie.

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