The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is continuing to work with the Schoharie County District Attorney’s Office on an agreement in the Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people.
A spokesperson with the NTSB said progress has been made but terms for a final agreement remain unresolved.
With the federal government partially shutdown, agencies like the NTSB aren’t working, which leaves high profile cases with no clear direction.
The NTSB issued a statement to NEWS10 ABC Thursday night:
The Schoharie County Court recently verified for the NTSB that the agency was within its statutory authority to gain access to the limousine involved in the Schoharie accident to conduct its safety investigations. As a result, all parties still need to work out the particulars of how the NTSB will access the vehicle and complete its work. We have reached out to all of the parties involved to begin these discussions, however, an agreed upon path forward has yet to be determined.