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Family of Mass. Woman Who Fell Out of Bus Hoping for Answers

Tracy Paniagua and another passenger fell out of a window



    Family Looks for Answers in Party Bus Death

    Family members of a Massachusetts woman say they want answers after the 26-year-old fell out of a moving bus in East Boston and was killed over the weekend. (Published Monday, Aug. 22, 2016)

    Family members of Tracy Paniagua say they want answers after the 26-year-old died in a bus accident in East Boston over the weekend.

    Paniagua and another passenger on board a party bus fell out of a window.

    The accident at about 2 a.m. Sunday in the area of McClellan Highway and Addison Street.

    Paniagua, a Dorchester, Massachusetts, resident who worked as a local security guard, was killed.

    “She was out having fun,” said her sister Evelyn, who hopes there will be a thorough investigation.

    The general manager of Celebrity Limousine Worldwide tells necn the driver’s record is spotless and the company is cooperating with the investigation.

    In a statement, the company says the two women fell out of an emergency exit window which, “…had a red handle and a very large warning sticker that showed it was an emergency window. It takes a good amount of pressure to pull the handle and push the window out for it to open.”

    The manager said the company is unsure how the window got open, but they believe that “…one of the passengers mentioned repeatedly that she kept trying to open that specific window for air.”

    “We want the truth,” said Tracy’s sister-in-law, Gabriela Martinez.

    Celebrity Limousine said they are confident there was no negligence due to any mechanical condition of the party bus.

    A gofund me page has been set up for Paniagua’s family.

    Paniagua’s family said she was out with friends for a lingerie party.

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