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NTSB says no apparent skid marks after fatal limo crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says there were no apparent skid marks before a limousine barreled through an intersection and crashed into a parked car, killing 20 people.

Posted: Oct. 8, 2018 6:04 PM
Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 6:13 PM

SCHOHARIE, NY (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says there were no apparent skid marks before a limousine barreled through an intersection and crashed into a parked car, killing 20 people.

But Chairman Robert Sumwalt cautioned during a news conference Monday that the lack of skid marks could be due to misty weather or anti-lock brakes.

Sumwalt says that the stretch limousine had at least some seatbelts, but that it was unclear whether any of the passengers were wearing them.

Investigators plan to examine everything from the mangled limo's data recorders and mechanical systems to the road, which has a history as a danger spot.

Saturday's crash killed 18 people inside the limousine and two bystanders.

Relatives said the group was headed to a birthday party when the limo crashed in the town of Schoharie.

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