Stretch Limousine Run-Off-Road Crash Near Schoharie, New York

​The National Transportation Safety Board held a board meeting on Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the agency’s investigation of the Oct. 6, 2018 crash of a stretch limousine in Schoharie, New York.

The board voted on the findings, probable cause and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft final report.

In keeping with established Federal and local social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while also ensuring the NTSB’s compliance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, the board meeting for this investigation will be webcast to the public, with the board members and investigative staff meeting virtually. There will be no physical gathering to facilitate the board meeting.

WHO:  NTSB investigative staff and board members

WHAT:  A webcast of a virtual board meeting.

WHEN:  Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

HOW:  The board meeting will be webcast only, there will not be a public gathering of NTSB investigative staff or board members. A link to  webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at





Opening Statement - Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman

Investigator-in-Charge Presentation - Dennis J. Collins, Acting Investigator-in-Charge

Highway Factors: Improvements, Geometry, and Signage - Robert Squire

Vehicle Factors: Modification, Condition, and Maintenance - Brian Bragonier

Brake Performance StudyAlteration’s Effect on As-Designed, Maintained Brake System - Shane K. Lack

Human Performance FactorsDriver Medical Histories in CDL Medical ExamsDriver Toxicology - Dennis J. Collins, Human Performance Group Chairman

Motor Carrier FactorsRegistration, Inspections, and Operating Authority - Michael LaPonte, Motor Carrier Factors Group Chairman

Closing Statement - Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman




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