Twenty folks died Saturday after a limousine crashed into one other car and pedestrians in New York state, authorities mentioned Sunday.
New York State Police told the Albany Times Union limo sped down a hill and collided with one other car in Schoharie County, which is close to Albany. The limo additionally hit and killed bystanders within the space, the newspaper reported.
The limo was carrying a marriage occasion, in keeping with the Instances Union.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board is investigating the incident, police informed the newspaper. Police aren’t positive what number of of the victims have been bystanders and what number of have been within the automobiles.
The bystanders have been clients on the Apple Barrel Nation Retailer, retailer supervisor Jessica Kirby informed The New York Times.
“That limo was coming down that hill in all probability over 60 mph,” Kirby informed the Times.
“I don’t wish to describe the scene,” she added. “It’s not one thing I wish to take into consideration.”
Kirby additionally informed the Instances that Columbus Day Weekend is likely one of the retailer’s busiest of the 12 months, with clients coming from New York Metropolis, New Jersey and Albany.
“Lots of people from New York Metropolis come up they usually do the nation issues, the apple selecting and the kind,” she mentioned.
Police mentioned they don’t seem to be releasing names of the victims till they’re in a position to attain and notify members of the family.
Police will present additional particulars throughout a press convention later Sunday, in keeping with the Instances Union.