- The son of the owner of a limousine company under investigation after a deadly 20-person crash over the weekend in upstate New York has been arrested.
- Charges are pending, according to authorities, but Nauman Hussain’s lawyer said he expects Hussain to be charged with criminally negligent homicide.
- It has been revealed that the stretch SUV that caused the crash had failed two recent inspections, including one in September.
The son of the owner of a limousine company under investigation after a deadly crash this weekend in upstate New York has been arrested.
Nauman Hussain was taken into custody on Wednesday, the New York State Police announced in a press release.
Charges are pending, but Hussain’s lawyer told Spectrum News he expects his client to be charged with criminally negligent homicide.
BREAKING: State Police took Nauman Hussain, operator of Prestige Limo, into custody following a traffic stop on I-787. Charges are pending at this time. Nauman Hussain is the son of Prestige Limo owner Shahed Hussain . pic.twitter.com/t6twyHym5D
— Trishna Begam (@TrishnaWTEN) October 10, 2018
One of Prestige Limousine’s vehicles was ferrying a group of young friends around for a birthday party on Saturday when the driver drove through a stop sign, struck two pedestrians and a parked car, and landed in a ravine.
All 17 people inside the car, including the driver – as well as the two pedestrians – were killed.
In the days since the deadly crash, it has been revealed that the driver didn’t have the right licence to operate the 2001 Ford Excursion and that the stretch SUV had failed two recent inspections – including one in September.
Investigators are also reportedly seeking Hussain’s father, Shahed, whose whereabouts are not currently know. He was in Pakistan at the time of the crash, and has been revealed to be a former FBI informant.
The Saturday crash was the deadliest transportation accident the United States has experienced in nine years.
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