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Limo involved in deadly crash was up for sale on Craigslist days before

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (WSYR) - Just days before the deadly crash in Schoharie, Prestige Limo tried to sell the 2001 stretch Ford Excursion on Craigslist.

Prestige Limo listed a limousine that matched the description of the one involved. 

They set the price for $9,000, saying the 2001 Ford Excursion was in "excellent" condition with 180,000 miles on it and is "DOT ready." 

There was no photo for the listing. 

The contact number matches the number for several other companies owned by Shahed Hussain, owner of Prestige Limo.

That listing has now been deleted by its author.

According to inspection records, the company only owned one 2001 Ford Excursion. 

The supersized limousine that crashed outside a country store, killing 20 people, failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn't have been on the road, and the driver wasn't properly licensed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

During an inspection on Sept. 4, the company's limos were cited for defective brakes, lack of proper emergency exits, flat or balding tires, defective windshield wipers, and other maintenance problems.

Prestige Limo denies this.

The deadly crash is now being criminally investigated.

No charges have been filed.


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