20 People Killed In Limousine Crash In New York

Elaine Stenson
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In the US, four sisters are among 20 people killed after a limousine crash in upstate New York.

18 people in the car died along with two pedestrians when the limo crossed a busy intersection into a car park.

The other casualties included relatives and friends of the sisters, the youngest of whom was celebrating her 30th birthday.

The girls’ aunt Barbara Douglas says she’s shocked:

“They were very smart and they were beautiful and they loved life to the fullest…I don’t know what to tell you except they were the best nieces anybody could have.”

Witnesses described seeing the SUV-style vehicle shoot across a junction, hit another car, and then collide with people in a shop car park.

Bridey Finnegan says it was horrifying:

“I heard screaming, I walked up and I could see this large van – a very unusual looking vehicle for out here in the bushes and really wrecked…hit a tree.”

“The deadliest transportation incident in the U.S. in almost a decade.”

That’s how the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board described a crash involving a limousine over the weekend, which claimed the lives of twenty people.

It happened on Saturday afternoon in Schoharie in upstate New York.

Chris Fiore is from the New York State Police:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families – the investigation at the scene revealed that the revealed that a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was travelling southwest on State Route 30 and failed to stop at the intestection with state route 30 A.”