Posted: May 6, 2013 10:57 AM by Associated Press
Updated: May 6, 2013 11:53 AM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Investigators trying to determine why the back of a stretch limousine burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, trapping and killing five women inside, say the vehicle was carrying too many passengers.
California Highway Patrol Capt. Mike Maskarich said at a news conference on Monday that the vehicle was listed by the state Public Utilities Commission for eight or fewer passengers, but had nine. He did not comment on whether the overcrowding may have been a factor in the women's deaths.
Maskarich said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The vehicle went up in flames on Saturday night on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge during a girls' night out. The driver and four of the women were able to escape.
A newlywed bride was among the victims.
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