Limousine Crash In Upstate NY Leaves At Least 20 Dead

07 October, 2018, 22:09 | Author: Myra Gill
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State Police near Albany are investigating a two vehicle crash involving a limousine which has killed up to 20 people.

The Albany Times Union cited police as saying an SUV-style stretch limousine involved in the collision sped down a hill, crashing into pedestrians outside the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe.

The limo barreled down a hill between state routes 30 and 30A in Schoharie shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The store is a popular stop for tourists on fall foliage trips.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating the crash. Two helicopters, six ambulances and three fire companies responded to the crash, the Times Union reported.

No victim names have been released as of press time.

The state police were assisted at the scene by the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office and numerous first-responders. "If I was the apple barrel owners I would be demanding some sort of barriers to protect my business and customers".

"What we can tell you at this point is that it is a two-vehicle, multi fatalities as a result of this crash", Capt. Richard O'Brien of the New York State Police told ABC station WTEN Saturday.

Jessica Kirby, the Apple Barrel Country Store's manager, told The New York Times that the limo was traveling at an estimated 60 miles per hour before it crashed.

"I heard some screaming". The cause of the crash is not yet known.

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

Finnegan said she watched as first responders broke windows to try and rescue people. We will be collecting donations for our local volunteer emergency services.

"They are the heroes of our small community", the post said.

The store posted a note on Facebook on Saturday that "our hearts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by the events".



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