By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — A California agency probing a deadly limousine fire that killed five women is considering whether to fine the limo company $7,500 per day for misrepresenting the limo’s seating capacity.
The California Public Utilities Commission had authorized the vehicle to carry eight or fewer passengers, but it had nine on the night of the deadly fire.
Commission spokeswoman Terrie Prosper said the commission is looking into whether the company willfully misrepresented the seating capacity to the agency. If so, she says Limo Stop could be penalized $7,500 for each day it was in violation.
The women who were killed were celebrating the wedding of a friend who was among those killed.