Officials haven't confirmed how numerous victims were inside the limo and how many were bystanders, but a source close to the investigation is telling the Associated Press 18 of the 20 were inside the limo.
A horrific crash left 20 people heading to an upstate NY wedding dead on October 6, police confirm. The phone line at Prestige Limousine was disconnected.
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"There were witnesses on the scene, but just from the evidence discovered at the crash, it was apparent that this was the direction of travel and what happened", Fiore said.
"They were wonderful girls", the women's aunt, Barbara Douglas, told the news organization.
The sisters were texting Saturday as Amanda Halse got into the limo, bound for a birthday party. So were two pedestrians.
Saturday's accident, which killed two pairs of newlyweds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another, was the deadliest USA transport crash in almost a decade, according to federal authorities.
"Second, that vehicle was inspected by the NY state Department of Transportation last month and failed inspection".
Relatives said the limousine was carrying the sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest.
Calls to the limousine company rang unanswered Monday.
Two of the victims have been named in U.S. media as Adam and Abby Jackson, who have left behind their four-year-old son Archer and 16-month-old daughter Elle.
In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 photo, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a deadly crash in Schoharie, N.Y.
All 18 people inside the stretch limo, including the driver, were killed.
Police said they would reconstruct the accident scene and conduct autopsies to help their investigation.
"My heart is completely sunken", Karina said.
A vigil is set to be held in New Amsterdam on Monday night, where the victims were from.
Twenty people have died after a limousine crashed on the way to a wedding in NY. Two pedestrians standing nearby also were fatally struck, Fiore added.
Two of the couples were newlyweds, the paper said. One of the victims, Abby Jackson, was a teacher there. She's mourning the loss of two mothers.
The store is a popular spot for people looking at autumn leaves.
Jessica Kirby, the managing director of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Café, said there have been "more accidents that I can count" at the T-junction of Route 30 and state Route 30A. She says that three tractor-trailers have blown through the same stop sign in the past.
Twenty people have died after a limousine crashed into another vehicle in NY, officials say.
"We don't know the cause of the accident, if it was a vehicle malfunction, if it was a driver malfunction (or) a driver error", Cuomo said.
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