Schoharie

A wooden memorial dedicated to the victims of the deadly October limousine crash in Schoharie
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Note: 4/6/19 11:35 a.m., this post has been updated.

It’s been six months since one of the deadliest automobile crashes in U.S. history occurred in the rural community of Schoharie, New York. Twenty people were killed after a stretch limousine came down a steep hill and crashed into a parking lot.

On Friday evening, a grand jury indicted the operator of the limousine company involved in the crash with 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide and 20 counts of manslaughter in the second degree.

As investigations continue, lawmakers and people affected by the crash are seeking safety improvements to limousines.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

October’s limo crash in Schoharie is still being investigated.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Paul Tonko, a Democrat from New York’s 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Firefighters hold each other during a vigil in Schoharie
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A vigil was held in Schoharie Wednesday night for the victims of the crash that killed 20 on Saturday.

Nauman Hussain, operator of Prestige Limousine, arraigned at Cobleskill Town Court, charged in connection to the accident where 20 people were killed  in Schoharie (file photo)
Patrick Dodson for WAMC

Nauman Hussain pleaded not guilty Wednesday night to criminally negligent homicide in Saturday’s Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people. He was released on $150,000 bond.

The official seal of the National Transportation Safety Board
National Transpotation Safety Board

More details continue to emerge after 20 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a limousine accident in the rural upstate New York Town of Schoharie.

The Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge In Amsterdam
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Some of the victims of Saturday’s deadly limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie grew up in the nearby City of Amsterdam.

New York State Police First Deputy Superintendent Christopher Fiore speaking Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Twenty people lost their lives in a horrific crash Saturday afternoon in rural upstate New York. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the accident in Schoharie.

NYC DEP To Allow Kayak Storage Along Some Reservoirs

May 11, 2013
CM Mooney, flickr

In an effort to support tourism in the Catskills, boat-rental businesses will be permitted to store kayaks and canoes along four New York City reservoirs.