On Monday, two days after the crash, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed that the driver of the limo did not have the proper license and that the vehicle had failed an inspection just last month. The party had initially booked some sort of bus to transport them to the venue but were assigned the limousine after the original vehicle broke down. The driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died.
Cuomo said officials are working on "a cease-and-desist order to stop Prestige Limousine from operating until the investigation is concluded".
The vehicle was "not supposed to be on the road", he said.
"I don't think that these infractions were what led to the tragedy", Prestige Limousine lawyer Lee Kindlon told CBS News.
Relatives of the deceased said the group in the limo was headed to a birthday party when it crashed in the town of Schoharie, about 40 miles west of state capital Albany.
Prestige Limousine issued a statement Monday expressing condolences to victims' families and saying it was conducting "a detailed internal investigation", while also meeting with state and federal authorities, according to The New York Times.
The group had been celebrating the 30th birthday of Amy Steenburg, one of the victims of the accident.
The NTSB is investigating the crash and will look at safety regulations for limousines, whose passengers are not required to wear seat belts.
"It was just a nice get-together for all three of us girls to have a nice day out", she said.
Rich, 34, was Axel Steenburg's older brother. "They'd do anything for you and they were very close to each other and they loved their family".
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The women's aunt, Barbara Douglas, told the New York Post they were "beautiful girls". It went across the road and hit an unoccupied auto parked at the Apple Barrel Country Store and two pedestrians.
"As long as they get money, they don't care who's getting In their vehicles", the resident, Laken Prosser, 31, said.
Rob, who was Mary Dyson's husband, was one of the victims as well, according to NBC News.
"Everyone's lives were cut way too short, and I don't know what to say about it". Two pedestrians were also killed in the accident, local authorities said.
The investigation into the Schoharie limo crash-the deadliest transportation incident in America in almost a decade-continues Tuesday, as the names of the 20 victims emerge alongside new details about the driver and the vehicle itself.
NTSB spokesman Robert Sumwalt said: "Twenty fatalities is horrific... this is one of the biggest losses of lives that we have seen in a long, long time".
The couple were killed in a limousine crash on Saturday.
The crash in upstate NY, the deadliest transport accident in the United States in almost a decade, killed four sisters, two of their husbands and several relatives and friends. We thank all of the first responders who have assisted, those who have reached out with kindness and love and those who continue to support us as we mourn those we lost.
Members of the National Transportation Safety Board work at the scene of yesterday's fatal crash, in Schoharie, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Scott, 53, was identified as the driver of the limo by his twin brother, according Syracuse news station WTVH-TV.
Erin, who worked in a pediatrician's office, and Shane, who worked for Miracle Ear, were married in June. Police had reportedly been looking at both the company and the limo in question even before the crash.