One of the victims of the upstate NY limousine crash that killed all 18 aboard and two pedestrians had texted concerns about the "terrible condition" of the limo less than 20 minutes before tragedy struck, her aunt says.
Cuomo told reporters the limousine driver had not been licensed to drive a such a vehicle, and that the company would be ordered to cease and desist operations through the investigation.
The NTSB, the New York State Police and the New York State Department of Transportation are all investigating the crash.
He added, "It's not supposed to be on the road". The driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died.
All three of the company's vehicles had violations when they were inspected last month, records show.
"The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road", the governor said.
Cuomo's office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Saturday's accident was the deadliest United States transport crash in almost a decade, according to federal authorities. The group included four sisters, two brothers and several longtime friends who had gathered to celebrate a birthday party.
The NTSB is investigating the crash and will look at safety regulations for limousines, whose passengers are not required to wear seat belts.
"Pat's passion for the sport and always present laughter were infectious to those lucky enough to play alongside or against him", the US Dodgeball team said. Heartbreakingly, Steenburg's three sisters, husband, and brother-in-law also perished in the accident - the exact cause of which has not yet been determined. They say the 2001 Ford Excursion limo had been extended over the years to accommodate more passengers. "Whether or not it would have made a difference here. remains to be seen", Sumwalt said.
"One just got married, and that's what this was - her new husband was giving her a surprise birthday party", Barbara Douglas, the sisters' aunt said.
After speeding through the intersection at an estimated 60mph on Saturday, the limousine crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in the auto park of the Apple Barrel Country Store and struck two people.
"It is with heavy hearts that we are sad to announce the Star Spangled Family has lost one of our beloved coaches, Mary Dyson and her husband, Rob", they wrote.
"These were friends just starting their lives, getting married and this is how it ended", she said.
Bridey Finnegan, who lived near the crash site, said she heard a "loud bang" when the two vehicles collided in front of Apple Barrel, a store popular with tourists.
This weekend, 20 people died in a limousine crash in Schoharie, New York. His 17 passengers - including a newlywed couple - were killed in the crash.
Two newlywed couples and four sisters - ranging in age from 30 to 35 - are among the 20 people who died in Saturday's collision in NY state.
People place flowers, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the scene where 20 people died as the result of a limousine crashing into a parked and unoccupied SUV at an intersection a day earlier, in Schoharie, N.Y. Police had reportedly been looking at both the company and the limo in question even before the crash.
This comes as National Transportation Safety Board investigators are working to figure out if the limo's extensive modifications contributed to the tragedy.
They have been described by their family as the "Four Musketeers".
Many have speculated that the limo was modified in way to make it "stretch", which could also have caused it to lose some safety features.