Latham, N.Y. - Transportation officials and New York State Police are confirming the driver involved in the deadly upstate crash wasn't properly licensed.
NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt says while it's clear the vehicle drove through a stop sign and was involved in a high-energy crash, exactly why needs to be determined. Officials have yet to figure out if speeding was a factor, and similarly don't yet know if the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Sumwalt said there are no visible skidmarks at the scene in Scoharie, but noted the roadway could have been damp, which would hide such marks.
The incident marks the deadliest crash in the nation since 2009, with all 18 occupants of the vehicle and two pedestrians dead.