SCHOHARIE, NY (AP) - State Police and local officials say 20 people died in a crash that involved a limousine near a crowded tourist spot.
Local officials said an SUV-limo speeding down a hill crashed into bystanders at the Apple Barrel Country Store on Saturday afternoon in Schoharie. That’s at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A, about 65 miles southeast of Utica.
The store is a popular spot for autumn leaf-peepers.
Authorities on Sunday didn’t release names of victims or specifics, pending the notification of family members. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
The Albany Times-Union says this is the deadliest accident in the Capital Region since the Ethan Allen boat sank in Lake George in 2005.
State Police say they have set up a dedicated phone line to assist family members of the victims. Family members are encouraged to call 1-877-672-4911.
There is a candlelight vigil for the friends and families of the Schoharie accident.
It's in Amsterdam on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook.
Information from New York State Police and the the Associated Press was used in this report.
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