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Deadly May 4th Limo Fire In California Linked To Mechanical Problem

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, August 19, 2013

The California Highway Patrol on Monday said a limousine fire that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem.

CHP Captain Mike Maskarich says the blaze broke out on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge on May 4 because of a catastrophic failure of the rear suspension system.

Authorities say no charges will be filed. The Public Utilities Commission is fining the limo operator $1,500 for having more passengers than allowed.


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