Site of limousine crash long a unsafe spot

20 people killed in car crash involving limo in upstate New York

The disaster is one of the most fatal auto accidents in recent memory in area and the worst transportation disaster to hit the Capital Region since the 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George, NY, which also killed 20 people.

The Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe sits at a T-intersection where authorities say a limousine blew through a stop sign Saturday night and crashed into a parked SUV.

The site of the accident is a known danger spot that has long anxious locals, according to a manager of the store that sits at the intersection where the accident happened. The limo blew past the stop sign at speeds upward of 60 miles per hour, according to witness accounts, Tavenner said.

Adam Jackson worked as a deputy commissioner at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, according to his Facebook page. Officials, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for better federal safety regulations for limousines after the crash, citing "significant gaps" in safety standards for the vehicles - which are often modified using aftermarket parts and techniques.

The group included four sisters, two brothers and several longtime friends who had gathered to celebrate a birthday party.

Two pedestrians were also killed in the brutal crash in Schoharie, the deadliest transportation accident in the United States in nearly a decade. Three of the women were with their husbands. Four sisters who had always held a tight bond with one another, but in an instant all four were gone in a horrific auto crash that claimed the lives of 20 people Saturday afternoon.

Newlyweds Shane McGowan and Erin Vertucci McGowan were also killed, according to their aunt, Valerie Abeling.

Ms Abeling said of the victims: "She was a attractive, sweet soul; he was too".

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"He will be sorely missed by his sister and her children", Douglass said.

She says the family has not learned much about the circumstances of the crash. "They had their whole lives ahead of them", she said, according to the news organization.

The 19-seater vehicle had at least some seat belts, but it was unclear whether anyone was wearing them, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said.

Police said Sunday that 20 people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday in upstate NY.

An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was traveling in a southwestern direction on Route 30 and failed to stop at the intersection with Route 30A. Two bystanders also were killed.

It's not known whether the limousine involved in the Schoharie crash had any of those deficiencies.

All 20 people killed in the crash are being memorialized at a vigil Monday, including passengers Amanda Rivenburg, Rachael Cavosie, and Savannah Bursese.

Jessica Kirby, the store's manager, told the New York Times: "That limo was coming down that hill probably over 60mph".

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The intersection has always been a concern for locals, reported The Associated Press.

The NTSB, the New York State Police and the New York State Department of Transportation are all investigating the crash. The person was not authorized to discuss the preliminary information publicly and spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity.

Schoharie is the focus of the investigation into a deadly limo crash that killed 20 people.

An afternoon news conference is planned.

Associated Press writer David Klepper in Providence, Rhode Island, contributed.

After speeding through the intersection at an estimated 60mph on Saturday, the limousine crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in the auto park of the Apple Barrel Country Store and struck two people.

The store is a popular spot for autumn leaf-peepers.

Investigators have yet to determine whether the driver, whose name has not been released, tried to brake.

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