Limo crash kills 20 people in upstate New York

Authorities are trying to figure out what caused a catastrophic wreck in upstate New York that killed 20 peo...

Posted: Oct 7, 2018 12:02 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2018 12:02 PM

Authorities are trying to figure out what caused a catastrophic wreck in upstate New York that killed 20 people.

The two-car crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday in Schoharie, town supervisor Alan Tavenner said. One of the vehicles involved was a limo, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

Accidental fatalities

Accidents

Accidents, disasters and safety

Deaths and fatalities

Society

Traffic accidents

The NTSB tweeted Sunday that it is sending a team to investigate.

The crash happened outside an Apple Barrel Country Store & Cafe. Nearby resident Bridey Finnagen said the crash was loud enough to hear from down the road.

"I heard a loud bang. I came out my front door to see what was going on," Finnagen told CNN affiliate WTEN.

"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."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the first responders who "worked through the night to help."

"State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed State agencies to provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy," Cuomo said in a statement.

"I join all New Yorkers in mourning these deaths and share in the unspeakable sorrow experienced by their families and loved ones during this extremely difficult time."

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 42°
Oroville
Mostly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Chico
Mostly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 37°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Some snow and rain possible Sunday into Monday. A major winter storm will bring up to 7 feet of snow to the mountains and multiple inches of rain to the valley Tuesday through Friday and keep temperatures cold.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events