The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) later tweeted that it was also sending a team of investigators to the site of the "limo crash". The National Transportation Safety Board is calling it the deadliest US crash in almost a decade.
Erin and Shane McGowan, 30 and 34, were on their way to a friend's birthday party when the limousine ran a stop sign at the end of a highway and smashed into an unoccupied SUV in a café auto park in Schoharie, about 270 kilometres north of New York City on Sunday. They came to the town and we objected to the way they were going to change it.
Police didn't immediately release the names of those killed in the crash, pending notification of their families, and a press conference has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday. That friend "and her three sisters and their spouses were all killed, Abeling said".
The identities of the victims have not yet been released as police are locating next of kin.
According to witnesses, the white SUV-style limo failed to halt at a stop sign, and was travelling at around 60mph (95km/h) when it flew through an intersection, hit an empty auto outside the Apple Barrel Country Store & Cafe, and then hurtled across a drainage ditch. "They would do anything for you and they were very close to each other and they loved their family", Douglas said.
The limo flew past the intersection and into the parking lot of a Apple Barrel Country Store.
"This is the most deadly transportation accident in this country since February of 2009", National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters.
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"She was just such a pretty girl", Semprivivo said of his stepdaughter before hanging up.
"We have been asking for something to be done for years", Kirby said of the intersection in Schoharie, a town 43 miles west of Albany.
She said Ms Vertucci was 34 and Mr McGowan was 30.
Authorities did not say where the limo was headed or coming from.
Deputy superintendent Fiore said the 2001 Ford Excursion had failed to stop at an intersection and continued into a parking lot, ultimately crashing into a parked auto. The person was not authorized to discuss the preliminary information publicly and spoke on Sunday on the condition of anonymity.
The limousine was carrying a wedding party when it collided with another vehicle outside the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie (skoh-HAY'-ree), NY, on Saturday afternoon, according to local reports.
The store, a popular stop for tourists viewing fall foliage in the area, posted a message on its Facebook page lamenting the "horrific accident". The store posted on Sunday that it was open "and could use your hugs". "Then I heard screaming", said Bridey Finnagen, who lives nearby. The governor directed state agencies to "provide every resource necessary" as investigations continue.