ALBANY — State Police began quietly seizing license plates from unauthorized limousines following the Oct. 6 crash in Schoharie County where 20 people were killed when a stretch limo that was supposed to be off the road careened through an intersection and crashed, the Times-Union is reporting today.
With his term due to end in 20 days, U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to to close a legal loophole that may have contributed the 20-fatal crash two months ago in Schoharie County.
The loophole allows retrofitted limos, like the one in the crash, to avoid compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations.
“The recent tragedy in Schoharie County, which took the lives of 20 people, must move the Congress to close this loophole and enact stricter rules on modified vehicles,” the outgoing congressman said.
“As names of the victims have been released by the media, we learned that a member of the party did have a reservation at the brewery for Saturday at noon,” the Brewery said in a statement on its Facebook page.
ONEONTA – The Hartwick College community expressed “profound sadness” today upon learning that one of its own was a victim of the car crash that killed 20 people in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Savannah Bursese graduated from Hartwick College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Business Administration. She was a sister of Phi Sigma Phi and a member of the volleyball team.
Times Reports Fatal Limo Headed Here;
Perhaps Cooptoberfest Was Destination
By JIM KEVLIN & LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown, and perhaps Brewery Ommegang, are being reported in the national media as the destination of the limousine that crashed Saturday afternoon in Schoharie County, killing the 18 passengers, plus two people standing nearby.
However, there are two other breweries in the Cooperstown area, and Eat Drink Cooperstown, the beer-tasting culmination of the fifth annual Cooptoberfest, was also underway that afternoon.