At least 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine

At least 20 die when wedding party limousine crashes

A crash in Upstate New York on Saturday afternoon involving a limousine carrying a wedding party has left 20 people dead, per multiple reports.

The intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A where the crash occurred has always been flagged as a risky one, with efforts made tho re-structure the intersection seven years ago.

The store is a popular spot for autumn leaf peepers. Police have not released any of the victims' names and said late Saturday they were notifying the next of kin of those who died.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate.

Details of the wreck were unclear, and police said they would hold a news conference later Sunday.

A phone line has been set up to help assist relatives of the victims, police added.

Police said the accident occurred on Saturday when two cars collided in Schoharie County, near the state capital, Albany. The store's parking lot was filled with people and parked cars at the time of the crash, the Times Union reported. State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed state agencies to provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy.

The Apple Barrell store appeared to address the crash in a Sunday morning Facebook post.

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

The crash just before 9am BST (2pm local time) triggered a huge response by emergency services as dispatchers received dozens of 911 calls from shocked witnesses.

Finnegan said she watched as first responders broke windows to try and rescue people inside. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by the events of today. "I believe the jaws of life were here on the side of one of the fire trucks".



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