Limo Fire Accounts Differ

    This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. Five dead female bodies were found pressed up against the partition behind the driver, where they apparently tried to escape the smoke and fire that kept them from the rear exits of the extended passenger compartment. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman)

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    As more details from Saturday’s tragic limo fire come out, the accounts between the passengers and the driver show some key differences. Passenger Neila Arellano said in an interview with KGO-TV that she and the other women had hit the partition to tell the driver, Oliver Brown, about smoke in the back of the limo, but he only responded that smoking wasn’t allowed, but the taps became more urgent and someone screamed “Pull over!” He escaped out the front door and helped pull some of the women through the partition, but the rest became trapped in the back. A coroner said the position of the dead bodies indicated they were trying to make it to the partition to escape. The women were celebrating the marriage of Neriza Fojas, 31, who perished in the fire.

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