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Limo Company Operator Could Face 160 Years In Prison After Crash That Killed 20

Limo Company Operator Indicted After Crash That Killed 20
Source: CBS

Apr. 8 2019, Updated 3:38 p.m. ET

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Six months after a limousine crash killed 20 innocent people, the limo company operator has been indicted on 40 charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. has learned Nauman Hussain is the man who ran Prestige Limousine, the car business owned by his father.

At a court hearing this Friday, April 5, Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery asked the grand jury to hold Hussain accountable for the deaths of all 20 victims: the limo driver, 17 passengers and two bystanders.

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When the deadly collision occurred in New York last fall, police said the 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine should not have been on the road in the first place, as prior to the crash the vehicle had failed two safety inspections.

The case got more complicated when investigators found evidence that the driver was under the influence of marijuana and anti-seizure medication.

But now, Hussain is facing 160 years if found guilty of his crimes.

"This is a flawed indictment fundamentally at odds with itself," Hussain's attorney, Lee Kindlon, said in a statement. "Mr Hussain is not guilty of criminal wrongdoing and we will fight for him every step of the way."


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