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REPORT: Driver in Schoharie limo crash had high level of marijuana in his system

A new report claims the driver of a limo involved in a fatal crash last year in Schoharie, New York had a “significant” amount of marijuana in his system when he died.

The report appears in The Albany Times-Union, citing two individuals said to be familiar with the findings of the toxicology report.

An autopsy reportedly found the driver also had traces of anti-seizure medication in his system.

This comes as families of the crash victims await a grand jury decision against the owner of the limo company.

Twenty people were killed in the October crash, including 18 people inside the limousine and two pedestrians. It is the deadliest transportation-related disaster in the U.S. since the crash of Flight 3407 in Buffalo.

In February, the NTSB’s preliminary report found the cause of the crash was still unclear. In March, attorneys for the operators of the limousine company said the deaths could have been caused by an act of God or passengers’ failure to wear seat belts.

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