20 Killed in New York Limousine Crash

20 Killed in New York Limousine Crash

Twenty people were killed in a limousine crash in New York Saturday. It was the deadliest U.S. transportation-related crash since 2009. The crash occurred when a limousine driver sped through a stop sign and crashed into a parked SUV, killing all 18 occupants of the limo and two pedestrians.

The Ford Excursion limousine was traveling south on Route 30 in Schoharie, New York—a popular tourist area for viewing fall foliage. Around 2 p.m., the driver failed to stop at a T-junction. It continued across the road and slammed into an unoccupied SUV that was parked at a country store.

Witnesses said the crash sounded like an explosion. The manager of the country store reported that the limousine was likely going over 60 mph when it barreled down the hill and crashed into the parked car. However, officers have not yet made any statements about the vehicle’s speed.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the deadly crash. This crash is the greatest loss of life in a transportation accident since the February 2009 Colgan Air Flight crash in Buffalo, New York, which killed 50 people.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who lost a loved one in this terrible crash,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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