Twenty people have been confirmed killed by state police after a speeding limousine crashed into pedestrians near a crowded tourist spot in upstate New York.
The limousine was carrying a wedding party when it collided with another vehicle outside the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie (skoh-HAY’-ree), NY, on Saturday afternoon, according to local reports.
It is not clear how many of the victims were in the vehicles that crashed and how many were bystanders. The Apple Barrel’s parking lot, a popular spot for autumn leaf-peepers, was filled with people and parked cars at the time of the crash.
State police said in a statement that “the names of the victims are not being released at this time as next of kin are being notified,” and a news conference is planned for Sunday afternoon.
The disaster is one of the most fatal car accidents in recent memory in area and the worst transportation disaster to hit the Capital Region since the 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George, NY, which also killed 20 people.
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