20 People Dead Following Limo Crash With Wedding Party
Twenty people were tragically killed when a limo crashed into a ravine in New York.
According to Police, eighteen of the dead were reported to be in the stretch SUV limo, while two were bystanders. The group was going to a surprise birthday party.
The limo failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into an empty parked car in a restaurant parking lot. The parked car was pushed into two pedestrians, killing them, while the limo barreled into a small ravine, killing everyone on board, including the driver.
Witnesses say that the limo was speeding when it crashed.
“I heard a loud bang, [and] I came out my front door to see what was going on,” resident Bridey Finnagen tol ABC News 10. “I saw a lot of people here at the Apple Barrel out in the parking lot. Then I heard screaming.
“Then I saw this large van, a very unusual looking vehicle out here in Schoharie, in the bushes and really wrecked, hit a tree,” she continued.
The crash alerted emergency responders that included six ambulances, three fire companies and two helicopters.
“The first responders broke some windows [on the vehicles] to try to get people out,” said Finnegan. “I believe the Jaws of Life were here on the side of one of the fire trucks.”
State police confirmed the deaths of 20 people at the scene, however, the names of the deceased have not been immediately released as state police worked through notifying their next-of-kin in the wake of the massive smash-up.