Limousine company operator Nauman Hussain pled guilty in September to 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide from a 2018 Schoharie limo crash considered to be the deadliest transportation accident the nation had seen in a decade. His guilty plea allowed him to avoid prison time. Instead, under the terms of his agreement, he will be required to serve a two-year interim term of probation during which he must perform 1,000 hours of community service. Upon successful completion, he will be sentenced to five years of probation.
Hussain had been charged with 20 counts each of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, one for each of the people killed in the Oct. 6, 2018 crash at the intersection of state routes 30 and 30A. Prestige Limousine of Wilton had been hired to take a party of 17 friends in their 20s and early 30s from Amsterdam to Cooperstown for a birthday outing. As the driver and 17 passengers were heading down the steep Route 30 hill into the Schoharie Valley, the brakes apparently failed. The limo hurtled through a stop sign at the bottom of the hill at an estimated 100 mph and crashed into a parked car and an embankment, killing everyone aboard and two bystanders.
Source: Yahoo News