N.Y. Limo Crash Is Nation’s ‘Most Deadly Accident’ In 9 Years in US – What We Know About the 20 Victims (Devastating Photos)

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Deadliest in 9 years accident that killed 20 people in Schoharie, N.Y., happened on Saturday.

Nexter.org reports about horrible limo details and tells who were the victims.

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20 people were killed in a wedding limousine  in Schoharie County, New York, police have confirmed.

The collision in Schoharie, N.Y., killed all 18 people in the limousine as well as the two pedestrians in what federal officials say is the deadliest transportation in the country in nearly a decade.

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“Twenty fatalities. It’s just horrific,” said Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the . “This is one of the biggest losses of life that we’ve seen in a long, long time.”

New York State Police, who also are investigating the , have not said how fast the limousine was traveling nor whether the vehicle might have experienced a brake failure. Authorities would not comment on whether any of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

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The victims’ names are being withheld pending notification of relatives, according to a police statement. Their bodies were transported to the Albany Medical Center for autopsies.

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Source: AFP

Who were the victims

The victims were friends and relatives — including four sisters from one family, and two brothers from another — who were traveling to a brewery in Cooperstown, N.Y., to celebrate a 30th birthday.

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Source: AP

  •  The limousine was rented by Axel and Amy Steenburg, newlyweds from Amsterdam, N.Y., who had married over the summer, according to Lester Andrews, Axel Steenburg’s stepfather. The group of friends had gathered to celebrate Amy Steenburg’s 30th birthday.
  • Two other victims were also recently married: Erin and Shane McGowan. Rocco Semprivivo said his stepdaughter, Erin McGowan, had dated Shane McGowan for a few years before marrying at St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam in June.

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Source: AP

  • Three of her sisters, Mary Dyson, Allison King and Abby Jackson, also died in the car , relatives said. Axel’s brother, Rich Steenburg, was also killed and is survived by his 10-year-old daughter and 14-year-old stepson. The Steenburg brothers both worked for GlobalFoundries, a foundry that produces semiconductors.

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Adam and Abby Jackson, pictured with children Elle and Archer
Source: Facebook

  • The victims were a tight-knit group of friends, most of them in their 30s, that had been recently married or had young children, according to Erin Flaherty, a mutual friend who lives in Manhattan.
  • Ms. Jackson was a teacher in the Amsterdam School District, per The Times Union. Amsterdam is a small Mohawk River city, about 30 miles north of Schoharie, where “most” of the victims were from, according to a tweet from Angelo Santabarbara, a local assemblyman. The city plans a vigil on Monday evening for the victims.

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