The son of the owner of a limousine company that was involved in a deadly crash over the weekend has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
28-year-old Nauman Hussain was arraigned Wednesday evening in Cobleskill Town Court. The judge entered a not guilty plea on Hussain’s behalf. The judge imposed $50,000 cash or $150,000 bond. Hussain was later released on $150,000 bond.
He was arrested during a traffic stop on I-787.
The crash killed 20 people, including two pedestrians.
State Police say Hussein was issued written violations that stated the driver he hired should not have been operating the type of vehicle involved in Saturday’s crash.
The vehicle was also placed out of service, and it should not have been in operation.
His father and the company’s owner, Shahad Hussain, was out of the country at the time of the deadly crash. He left operations at the hands of his son, ABC News reports.
“The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road that Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain,” State Police say.
Prestige Limo was ordered to stop operations after the crash.
The limo involved in the incident had apparently failed inspection several times and was not fit to be on the roads.
This is a developing story.
NewsChannel 9 will have updates as they become available.