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Family of Driver in Horrific Limo Crash: Vehicle Was Unsafe

But a lawyer for the limo company says driver was 'unfamiliar with territory'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2018 6:48 PM CDT
Family members and friends gather for a candlelight vigil memorial at Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, NY, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.   (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

(Newser) – As names were released of more of the 20 victims in Saturday's upstate New York limousine crash, the family of one of those victims—limo driver Scott Lisinicchia—is speaking out. The 53-year-old "never would have knowingly put others in harm's way," a family statement reads. "The family believes [that] unbeknownst to him he was provided with a vehicle that was neither roadworthy nor safe for any of its occupants. We ask all members of the media and public to reserve judgment on the cause of the crash until the New York State Police and National Transportation Safety Board complete there investigations." Rochester First has the statement in full. More of the latest on the Schoharie crash:

  • Lisinicchia's widow also spoke to the Journal News, and said that whenever she heard Scott speaking to the manager at Prestige Limo, he made it clear he would not drive a vehicle unless it was in good condition. "He didn't want to put anyone in jeopardy," she says. A friend has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family with expenses.

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