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20 killed in upstate NY crash involving limo

20 killed in upstate NY crash involving limo”

A horrendous crash involving a stretch limousine that was in a collision with another vehicle and also hit pedestrians near an upstate NY tourist spot has killed 20 people, authorities said on Sunday.

Reports did not initially clarify how many victims, if any, were among the limo occupants or how many were bystanders in the Apple Barrel parking lot or otherwise unrelated to the limo.

The Albany Times Union reported a limousine was carrying a wedding party when it crashed at the "notorious" intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A in the town of Schoharie, about 25 miles west of Albany.

State police say 20 people died in a crash in the state's Capital Region Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the store posted that it was open "and could use your hugs".

Witnesses on Saturday described chaos, with a massive turnout of ambulances and other responders.

It was unclear how numerous fatalities were pedestrians or occupants of the vehicles but witnesses at the scene said several bodies could be seen on the ground outside the Apple Barrel, according the Times Union.

She says she got out and saw a body on the ground by her vehicle, and broken tree branches everywhere.

State police confirmed the death toll and said the crash involved two vehicles.

'I heard a loud bang, I came out my front door to see what was going on, ' she told WTEN. "If I was the apple barrel owners I would be demanding some sort of barriers to protect my business and customers".

Bridey Finnagen, who lives near the scene of the crash, told the U.S. network ABC News: "I heard a loud bang (and) I came out my front door to see what was going on".

Twenty people are dead following a horrific limousine crash in update NY on Saturday.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released as police are locating next of kin. "They are the heroes of our small community", the post stated.



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