NY - Twenty Fatality Traffic Crash, Schoharie County, 6 Oct 2018

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    This is horrible! Prayers to everyone affected.

    Odd that it happened yesterday and is just now making the news.
     
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    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    rbbm.
    20 dead in limo crash at popular tourist stop in upstate NY
    "The Times Union of Albany reported local officials said a limo speeding down a hill crashed into bystanders at the Apple Barrel Country Store, a busy stop for tourists on fall foliage trips.which is at that intersection.

    An AP source said 18 of the victims were in the limo and two were bystanders.

    In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Apple Barrel Country Store thanked emergency responders for their actions in the aftermath of the "horrific" accident. 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.

    "I heard some screaming. It looked serious because people were running back and forth," Bridey Finegan of Schoharie told WNYT NewsChannel 13 ."
    "State Police have set up a dedicated phone line to assist family members of the victims. Family members can call 1-877-672-4911."
     
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    I didn’t realize limos could hold 18 people! How horrific!!! It’s likely the entire wedding party! I can’t imagine how awful that crash just have been!!
     
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    20 people killed in limousine crash in New York state, police say

    Twenty people were killed after a limousine crash in upstate New York, officials said Sunday.

    The deaths were the result of a two-vehicle accident in Schoharie, New York, that took place around 1:55 p.m. ET Saturday, according to New York State Police...
     
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    Local limo service: Limousines Rochester MI | Rochester Limousine, LLC

    Suburban Stretch limousine holds 18-20 passengers.
     
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    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    OMG!! 18 people that knew each other, that is just beyond tragic. I'm trying to think of activities that would have 18 people in a limousine, and I can't think of 18 adults in a limousine, but I can think of occasions for 18 young adults or teenagers to be in a limousine.

    At 1:55 p.m. on a Saturday, I'm thinking it could indeed be a wedding party.

    1 hour and 45 minutes until the press conference. This is beyond awful for families and loved ones.

    ETA, or it could be one of those social media Meetup activities, where a bunch of people get together and go look at fall leaves in a limousine.
     
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    Homecoming weekend - high school and/or college.
     
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    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    Yep, wedding party. :-(

    "Rt. 30 at Rt. 30A Saturday afternoon involving a limo carrying a wedding party on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 in Schoharie, N.Y. 20 people are reported to have died in the accident.."

    Appears the wedding was supposed to have happened today, so it probably was a group activity for the guests.

    20 killed in Schoharie limousine crash

    ETA... later reports are disputing that this was a wedding party and are saying something different. So take this original Report with a grain of salt which may be updated later and be corrected?
     
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    Limo Crash Leaves 20 Dead at Popular Tourist Spot in Upstate New York
    "Lester Andrews, 60, from Rochester, N.Y., said his two stepsons and a daughter-in-law were among three of the people killed in the crash. They were in the limousine.

    The brothers, Axel Steenburg, 29, and Rich Steenburg, 34, lived upstate, he said. Axel Steenburg’s wife, Amy, also died in the crash, he said.
    Axel and Amy, who live in Amsterdam, N.Y., and were married over the summer, were the ones who rented the limousine, he said.

    “They rented the limo with some families and I don’t know exactly what they were doing.” Mr. Andrews said in a phone interview. “There’s just a lot of confusion, so many people died,” he said."

    “Their mother is looking for some answers, he said. “She wants to know what happened to her sons.”
    "Mr. Tavenner said the site of the accident was a notoriously dangerous spot, a “nasty intersection” that transportation officials had tried to fix in the past without success."

    Mr. Andrews said on Saturday night that he went to Axel’s house to take care of his bull mastiff.

    “When we went to pick up the dog, all the people that they were with had all their cars parked in front of their house,” Mr. Andrews said.

    Investigators, he said, were trying to match the license plates with the victims in the limousine.
     
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    Quite a bit of information on who was killed, and some relations, and the speed of the vehicle Etc at this site.

    Limo Crash Leaves 20 Dead at Popular Tourist Spot in Upstate New York

    L****( A******, 60, from Rochester, N.Y., said his two stepsons and a daughter-in-law were among three of the people killed in the crash. They were in the limousine

    The brothers, A*** S********, 29, and R*** S********, 34, lived upstate, he said. A*** S********’s wife, A**, also died in the crash, he said.

    A*** and A**, who live in Amsterdam, N.Y., and were married over the summer, were the ones who rented the limousine, he said.

    “They rented the limo with some families and I don’t know exactly what they were doing.” Mr. A said in a phone interview. “There’s just a lot of confusion, so many people died,” he said.

    “Their mother is looking for some answers, he said. “She wants to know what happened to her sons.”
     
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    Prayers for all involved!
     
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    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    So sad hearing about this crash. Praying for the families and loved ones of all involved.

    A lot of questions at this early stage.

    > was this a limo bus VS town car?
    > one article states limo was going 60mph. Wondering about speed limit?
    > one article says limo heading to reception another says wedding.
    > father of couple who rented the limo says he didn't know what they were doing. Wouldn't he have known about wedding if two sons in wedding party?
    > did all limo passengers perish? No survivors?
    > this crash happened yesterday No media reports until 24 hrs later.

    Very sad.
     
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    fraudqueen Senior Highway Safety Specialist/Fraud Detection

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    Prayers for all the families who lost their loved ones.
     
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