The owner of the limousine company behind the 2018 crash that killed 20, including those from the Finger Lakes, has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Nauman Hussain was found guilty by a jury Wednesday on 20 charges of manslaughter – one for each life lost in the crash.
On October 16, 2018, the limo driver, 17 passengers, and two pedestrians were killed when the limo crashed in the Town of Schoharie. Among those killed were Seneca Falls native Rob Dyson, his wife Mary, her three sisters, and Moravia resident Brian Hough and his father in law.
It was later learned that the limo had recently failed a safety inspection and the driver didn’t have the appropriate license to operate the vehicle.
The crash was an important factor in the passing of a series of limousine safety laws which were signed by then Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2020.
Hussain originally accepted a plea deal which would have allowed him to remain out of prison; however, a judge refused to accept the offer.
Hussain faces up to 15 years to prison when he is sentenced on May 31.