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Tedisco pressing IG's office for update on 2018 limo crash investigation

Mar 08, 2022 12:45 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics Republican state Senator Jim Tedisco is pressing the office of New York Inspector General Lucy Lang for an update on the investigation into the 2018 Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people. Tedisco urged the office to provide more details into the probe so lawmakers and a limousine safety commission could possibly craft further legislation and regulation if needed. "We're talking about a new administration, new transparency," Tedisco said. "I'd like the inspector general to tell me did you complete that investigation? Did you not complete that investigation? Who was responsible for this? Was DOT responsible for this in some sense? Do we need more regulations?" The probe into the state's handling, oversight and potential responsibility for the crash has been underway for at least one year. Lang became inspector general in late 2021. Lee Park, a spokesman for Lang said, "The matter is under review." Tedisco had requested the inquiry in 2021 after the National Transportation Safety Board found the state Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles shared blame along with the owners of Prestige Limousine for not removing the vehicle from the road. "We have to get to the bottom of this and figure out whose culpable and who caused this disaster," Tedisco said. Read more at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.