Limo in crash that killed 20 failed to stop

The cause of the collision in () remains unclear

The cause of the collision in () remains unclear

On Sunday, New York's senior U.S. Sen., Chuck Schumer, noted he asked NTSB to toughen standards after the 2015 crash. The crash would be one of the worst accidents in recent history.

State Police First Deputy Superintendent Christopher Fiore, outlined the accident to reporters Sunday afternoon at State Police Headquarters in Latham.

It ploughed into an unoccupied sport-utility vehicle in a parking lot across from the intersection.

State police confirmed Sunday the death toll and said the crash involved two vehicles.

All 18 adults inside the limo, including the driver, were killed.

The parked auto was unoccupied, however two pedestrians were struck and killed.

Eyewitnesses said that a number of people entering and leaving the store were hit in Saturday's incident, local media report.

She says the family has not learned much about the circumstances of the crash.

It was the deadliest transportation accident since February 2009, when Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed in Buffalo, New York, killing 50 people, Sumwalt said. Police have not released any of the victims' names and said late Saturday they were notifying the next of kin of those who died. Their bodies were transported to the Albany Medical Center, where autopsies were being conducted on each person.

"NTSB launching go-team today to limo crash near Albany, NY".

Bridey Finnegan, who lives near the scene of the crash, told WXXA-TV, "I heard a loud bang I came out my front door to see what was going on". Federal investigators were heading to the scene.

On Sunday, the store posted that it was open "and could use your hugs".

Schoharie Town Supervisor Alan Tavenner drove by the scene on his way to church Sunday morning.

The area near where the crash occurred has been known as a unsafe road, according to the Times Union.

"It was modified about 10 years ago".

She added that the state Department of Transportation has banned heavy trucks from the intersection but there are constant smaller crashes. The 2001 Ford Excursion was traveling southwest on State Route 30 when it didn't stop at the intersection with State Route 30 A and collided with an SUV in the parking lot, Fiore said. "That limo was coming down that hill probably over 60 miles per hour".

"It's just a tragedy".

They were on their way to a friend's birthday party, she said; her own daughter had been invited along but couldn't go.

"They rented the limo with some families and I don't know exactly what they were doing".

Kirby said that Columbus Day weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for the store, and that it was packed.

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