State Police: 20 fatalities after limousine crash near Albany


    <p>The Albany Times Union reports that the crash in Schoharie on Saturday involved a limousine carrying a wedding party.{/p}

    SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) -- State Police say 20 people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Albany on Saturday.

    The crash involved a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine. 18 people in the limousine were killed, along with 2 bystanders. All of the victims were adults.

    State police say the crash happened just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A. The crash occurred in Schoharie, just west of Albany.

    The limousine crossed through an intersection and into a parking lot, hitting an unoccupied Toyota Highlander. The Highlander then struck the two pedestrians.

    The National Transportation Safety Board says this is one of the deadliest transportation accidents they have seen.

    Some of the injured were flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

    Police have set up a phone line for the families of the victims. Family members can call 1-877-672-4911.

    The people in the limo were celebrating a 30th birthday. Names of the victims have not been released.

    The investigation is ongoing.



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