SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Two days before a limousine crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York, the limo company posted a vehicle for sale on Craigslist matching the description of the one in the fatal accident.
The listing for the modified 2001 Ford Excursion asked $9,000 and described the vehicle as being in “excellent” condition, “DOT Ready full serviced,” with 180,000 miles on the odometer.
The listing, first reported by the Albany Times Union , had the same contact number as that of several companies owned by Shahed Hussain, owner of Gansevoort, New York-based Prestige Limousine.
The limousine that ran a stop sign and crashed on a rural road 25 miles west of Albany Saturday was cited for code violations Sept. 4. The company’s lawyer says the issues had been corrected.