20 Dead in Horrific Limo Crash in New York [VID]

Note: an earlier version of the story, citing the AP, reported the limo was carrying a wedding party. This was incorrect, although two of the couples were newlyweds, having been married in June. We have corrected the story.

Twenty people are dead after a limousine was involved in a crash at a popular tourist attraction in upstate New York.

The wreck occurred late Saturday when the limo was speeding down a hill and was involved in an accident that sent it into the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie, New York, about 170 miles north of New York City. A second vehicle was reportedly involved in the limo crash.

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According to the Associated Press (via ABC 7), 18 of the fatalities were in the limo, and two were bystanders in the parking lot. The limo was reportedly carrying a group of friends to a birthday party.

Four sisters, including their husbands, were among those killed.

The Apple Barrel Country Store is popular with tourists, especially in the fall, and in a Facebook post, the store acknowledged the tragedy.

As you may be aware, there was a horrific accident in front of our business today. First, we want to thank all of the…

Posted by Apple Barrel Country Store + Cafe on Saturday, October 6, 2018

Witnesses to the accident describe a horrific scene. First responders reportedly struggled to handle the number of dead and injured. “I heard some screaming. It looked serious because people were running back and forth,” Bridey Finegan of Schoharie told WNYT NewsChannel 13 .

The names of those involved has not yet been released, and The National Transportation Safety Board is currently on the scene investigating.

So far, this is the only known photo of the wrecked limo, leading many to believe that the other vehicle was the car that went into the parking lot and killed two bystanders.

Here is video of the limo crash scene from Fox News.

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Additional sourcing: New York Post

 

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