CHICAGO (CBS) — A Wisconsin limousine company has been ordered to shut down immediately, after a recent fatal accident in Illinois.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Edgerton-based Lyons Limousine to halt all service both in and out of Wisconsin, after finding it poses “an imminent hazard to public safety.”
Aaron Nash, 20, was driving a limousine for Lyons on March 25, when he crashed on the Jane Addams Tollway (Interstate 90) around 7:30 a.m., and the limo rolled onto its roof. A 53-year-old Wisconsin woman was killed in the crash, and six other people were injured. The limo was on its way from Wisconsin to O’Hare International Airport at the time.
Federal rules require interstate commercial drivers to be at least 21 years old.
The FMCSA said Nash had a poor driving record, as did the company’s co-owner, Mary Lyons. Nash had his Wisconsin driver’s license suspended in September for failing to pay a fine. He also has previous convictions on five previous occasions between April 2012 and June 2015, including violations for speeding, obstructing traffic, following too closely, disobeying a traffic sign or signal, and failure to wear a safety belt.