The state police stated, “The limo struck an unoccupied Toyota Highlander in a parking lot of a local country store, which then hit and killed the two bystanders.”
The National Transportation Safety Board has begun to investigate the accident. The crash was, “The most deadly transportation accident in this country since February 2009,” said Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
The one before this was when a plane crashed into a house outside Buffalo, New York killing 49 people, “The investigation is supposed to take five days,” said Sumwalt.
The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stated, "To provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy."
A woman named Amy Dunlop-Johnson who had three family members of hers in the limousine accident killed, “The limo was transporting the group between wineries in the area, which is a popular fall tourist destination,” said Dunlop-Johnson.
More than six ambulances and two helicopters came to the accident scene. Cuomo stated, “The vehicle shouldn’t have even been on the road.”
The driver did not have the appropriate driver’s licenses to be driving the limo. The reason for the limo crash is still unknown, "We don't know the cause of the accident, if it was a vehicle malfunction if it was a driver malfunction (or) a driver error," Cuomo said.”
Shahed Hussain, who owns the limousine company, “Prestige Limousine Chauffeur” the company that provided the limousine’s son, Nauman Hussain, was arrested due to accusations of homicide after the deadly crash. The New York police arrested him on October 10th, which was a week after the accident occurred.
State police and Department of Transportation informing him that the driver, “Should not have been operating the type of vehicle involved,” in Saturday's crash, he is 28 years old.
After Nauman was arrested, he was forced to give up his U.S. passport. The owner and his family are still in Pakistan. When the question was if he will come back to the U.S., he answered, “He is ready and able to come back whenever they need him, his heart is broken, and his family's heart is broken... Anything that he can do to make this right, he'll do, and he's so very sorry for everything that's happened.”