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20 dead after wedding limo crashes in NY

09 October, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • 20 dead after wedding limo crashes in New York

The limousine traveled across the intersection into the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe and struck a 2015 Toyota Highlander, which was unoccupied and parked. Schoharie Town Supervisor Alan Tavenner said Sunday the New York Department of Transportation had in recent years outlawed heavy trucks on the hill because of instances where runaway trucks lost their ability to apply the brakes down the steep grade. Officials, including Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., had pushed for better federal safety regulations for limousines after the crash, citing "significant gaps" in the safety standards for the vehicles - which are often modified using aftermarket parts and techniques.

Relatives said the limousine was carrying four sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest. Two pedestrians also were killed.

The four sisters' aunt, Barbara Douglas, said they had felt "they did the responsible thing getting a limo so they wouldn't have to drive anywhere".

"She was a handsome, sweet soul; he was too", Abeling said.

Two pairs of newly-weds, sisters from one family and brothers from another were among the 20 victims when a stretch limousine taking passengers to a surprise birthday party crashed in upstate NY, according to USA media reports yesterday.

"You're always hoping you find the love of your life, it's what you hope and wish and dream for, and they found each other", Erin McGowan's uncle Anthony Vertucci told the Times Union.

Image: Erin McGowan sent a text moments before she died. "She was such a spontaneous person and she did whatever she could to have fun with anyone and everyone around her", Karina Halse said.

A reason for the crash is not being released at this time, and a trooper this morning said the Troop G Public Information Office in Latham was basically shut down today because of the Columbus Day holiday. "Our lives have been changed forever".

The limousine involved in an accident that killed 20 people in upstate New York on Saturday, including two pedestrians and all those riding inside, failed an inspection last month and should not have been on the road, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The limo failed to stop at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30 A and crashed into a parked SUV, causing the deadliest USA transportation accident in nearly a decade, authorities said.

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The Gansevoort, New York-based company says it also has met with state and federal authorities and plans to do so again.

Schoharie is approximately 160 miles north of New York City and 40 miles west of the state capital, Albany.

A witness says a crash that killed 20 people in upstate NY "sounded like an explosion". Her niece, 34-year-old Erin McGowan, was among those on what was supposed to be a fun-filled excursion to a brewery in Cooperstown, New York.

The intersection has always been a concern for locals, reported The Associated Press. The FBI paid Hussein a handsome salary for his work, which led to the arrests of four men planning on bombing a New York City synagogue and Jewish center.

Officials say it is the deadliest crash since the 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York, which claimed 50 lives.

He said his parents were still "in shock" by the sudden death of more than half of their children. No new press conferences have been scheduled.

They were headed for an upstate NY brewery but never made it, officials said. "On Saturday, October 6th, at 1:55 pm, this fear became a reality for Tom and Linda King", states the King sisters' fundraising page.

The store is a popular spot for autumn leaf-peepers.

Police didn't release the list of the deceased Sunday, but family members described their loved ones who died.

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