Four sisters among victims in deadly limo crash


    Barbara Douglas of Danamora, N.Y., reacts while talking about her four family members who died in Saturday's fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A limousine loaded with revelers headed to a 30th birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into an SUV parked outside a store, killing all people in the limo and a few pedestrians, officials and relatives of the victims said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Four sisters were among the 20 victims during Saturday's deadly limousine crash in Schoharie, New York.

    "You can't wrap your head around it, you just can't."

    Barbara Douglas drove from Dannemora this morning, to the scene of Saturday's deadly crash - to lay flowers, and say a final goodbye to her four nieces.

    "They were fun-loving, they were wonderful girls, they would do anything for you, they were very close to each other; they loved their family, they loved their parents," Douglas said.

    Inside the limo were four sisters from Amsterdam: Mary Dyson and her husband Rob, Amy Steenburg and her husband Axel, another sister Allison, and Abigail Jackson and her husband Adam, who leave behind two young daughters. We're told they were all celebrating the youngest, Amy's, 30th birthday.

    "They did the responsible thing, getting a limo, so they wouldn't have to drive anywhere," their aunt said.

    One of the sisters, we're told, was a teacher at Amsterdam's Lynch Literacy Academy.

    "That was my favorite teacher, I was always excited to go to school just to have her class."

    Now a 10th grader, Isaac Davila says the whole community will feel the loss of his former reading teacher.

    "I'm gonna miss her."

    "It's one of the largest tragedies we've ever had to deal with."

    Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara spent the day with residents of Amsterdam - a city he says is in mourning.

    "This is devastating news that has sent shockwaves through the whole Amsterdam area and beyond," Santabarbara said.

    He says a candlelight vigil is planned for Monday night on the south side of the Amsterdam pedestrian bridge - a way for the community to come together in this tragic time.

    "We want to honor the lives of those that were lost in this tragic accident."

    That vigil is set to start at 7 o'clock Monday night. Here's a list of the GoFundMe pages we've found in support of the victims and their families:

    https://www.gofundme.com/rich-and-axel-steenburg

    https://www.gofundme.com/college-fund-for-archer-and-elle

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