WASHINGTON — Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because of a criminal case against the limo company's operator.
While the National Transportation Safety Board says it is working cooperatively with local officials, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday that investigators have expressed frustration over their inability to fully examine the limousine.
They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive conversations.
The limo remains in the possession of New York State Police after the limousine company's operator was charged with criminally negligent homicide.
The NTSB is expected to be granted hands-on access to the limo "in the next few weeks," police spokesman Beau Duffy said.
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