20 killed in upstate NY crash involving limo

Emergency services descended on the scene

Image Emergency services descended on the scene in upstate New York

Douglas revealed her family's tragedy while visiting the scene of the deadly wreck in Schoharie, New York.

"This is terrible, terrible, terrible", he was quoted as saying. They said they would be open on Sunday and will being collecting donations for local volunteer emergency services.

Recovery crews remove debris from the scene.

Friends of victims that died in a fatal limousine crash place flowers at the crash site.

Witnesses described a horrific scene following the crash, with people screaming and several bodies on the ground. They were in the limousine. Everyone in the vehicle had also recently attended Amy and Axel's wedding.

Another pair of newlyweds, Axel and Amy Steenburg, had rented the limo.

"I have five nieces, and now four of them are dead". Mr. Andrews said in a phone interview.

"Twenty fatalities is just horrific", he said.

"Their mother is looking for some answers, he said. You know that sound when it happens".

They were headed to an upstate NY brewery, but never made it, officials said.

Investigators, he said, were trying to match the license plates with the victims in the limousine.

"The intersection is a very risky intersection", Schoharie Town Supervisor Alan Tavenner told WAMC.

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Twenty people have been killed after a limousine on its way to a birthday party crashed into a parked vehicle in upstate NY.

The site of a devastating accident that killed two pedestrians and 18 occupants of a limousine headed to a birthday party, including four sisters, is a known danger spot that has long anxious locals, according to a manager of the store that sits at the intersection where the accident happened.

Tavenner said the intersection is at the bottom of a steep hill.

Route 30 leads steeply downhill to a T-intersection with Route 30A, marked with a stop sign. The intersection is notoriously risky in the town of Schohaire, according to residents.

"She was a attractive, sweet soul; he was too", Ms Abeling said of her niece.

Police didn't immediately release the names of those killed in the crash, pending notification of their families, and a press conference has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ms. Kirby said that Columbus Day weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for the store, and that it was packed.

Schoharie is about 170 miles (270 kilometers) north of New York City. "I saw a lot of people here at the Apple Barrel out in the parking lot".

"I've been on the board for 12 years and this is one of the biggest losses of life that we've seen in a long, long time".

The ensuing 911 calls drew a phalanx of first responders.

"Archer, 4 years old, Elle, 16 months, tragically lost their parents, Adam and Abby, on October 6th in a horrific vehicle accident", a GoFundMe page says.

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