Limo deaths: The faces of America's worst horror crash in decade

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Giardino said authorities indicated the Fulton County Sheriff's Department wasn't needed to help at this point.

The limo driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died in US's deadliest vehicle crash in a decade.

There were conflicting reports about where the passengers in the limousine were headed.

"I think the owner of Prestige has a lot of questions to answer", Cuomo said. Typically when SUVs are converted into limos, they are cut in half, stretched and converted. "You just can't", Barbara Douglas, Tom King's sister, said. They are also looking into the driver's record and qualifications and conducting an autopsy to see if drugs or alcohol were factors. Star Spangled Crossfit, where she worked, took to Facebook to share their grief Sunday.

When she got out of her vehicle, she saw a body on the ground and broken tree branches everywhere, she said.

Vertucci and McGowan "were very much in love", Abeling said. The two were killed when a limousine they were riding in crashed Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Schoharie, N.Y.

The SUV-style stretch limousine was reportedly carrying a party on the way to a wedding reception when it collided with the other vehicle.

Two bystanders were also killed by a parked vehicle that struck them when it was hit by the limo. The front end of the limo was crushed, forcing the engine into the driver compartment, NTSB officials said, describing the substantial "force and energy" required to create such extensive damage. "Colgan Air up at Buffalo killed 40 people, 50 people, but this is the most deadly transportation accident in this country since February of 2009". Two bystanders also were killed.

"It's tragic. frightful. I can't even begin to even explain".

"You have 20 fatalities". Federal officials say this may be the deadliest traffic accident in almost a decade.

Members of the National Transportation Safety Board are on the scene this week investigating. Most of the victims were from the Amsterdam, New York, area, according to a tweet from a state assemblyman. "Our lives have been changed forever".

Valerie Abeling, the aunt of victim Erin Vertucci, said her 34-year-old niece and her niece's new husband, 30-year-old Shane McGowan, were good people.

Two of the victims, Shane and Erin McGowan, were newlyweds.

"These were friends just starting their lives, getting married and this is how it ended", Abeling said.

Needless loss of life is always tragic, but the concentration of loss in this close-knit group of people is deeply so.

Many of those in the limousine were related to one another. Eventually, the couple would go on to buy a home together, which they shared with a Bullmastiff puppy named Lady, and spent their free time trying new breweries and traveling. "They're all dead. They were in there".

"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 hard time", Cuomo said.

"Due to the severity of the crash the process is taking some time", Patnaude said.

Those who knew the sisters describe all four as being very close.

State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara confirmed that Amy Steenburg's sisters Abby Jackson, Mary Dyson, and Allison King were also killed in the crash.

"We were told that the limousine was going down the hill over 60 miles an hour, missed the stop sign and then hit another vehicle which hit two more pedestrians", the grieving sister said. "You can't wrap you head around such a tragedy where you have four of your daughters die", she told reporters at the scene.

"They were both just soul mates because they just radiated love and beauty and how a marriage should be", Abeling told CNN. "It's in a place where I've never felt this type of pain before", said Karina Halse, who lost her 26-year-old sister Amanda. "She was creative from the day that she was born".

Authorities are still notifying the families of victims and declined to release the victims' names, according to Fiore.

Last night, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, said that state agencies would endeavour to provide "every resource necessary" in order to investigate what actually caused the fatal accident. The crash left no visible skid marks, but that might be due to misty weather or anti-lock brakes, Sumwalt said. "They were the Four Musketeers".