Multiple fatalities in crash involving limo in New York, officials say

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The New York State Police confirmed that there are multiple fatalities after a deadly crash in Schoharie Saturday afternoon.

The crash took place at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30-A in the town of Schoharie shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

“What we can tell you at this point is that it is a two-vehicle, multiple fatalities as a result of this crash.  The investigation is very preliminary – it’s in its infancy stages,” said Capt. Richard O’Brien of the New York State Police.

The Albany Times-Union reported the crash involved a limousine carrying a wedding party. The newspaper reported that several people were killed.

Bridey Finnagen lives just down the road from where the scene of the crash. She said one vehicle appeared to be a limousine.

“I heard a loud bang I came out my front door to see what was going on,” said Finnagen.

“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 Scoharie in the bushes and really wrecked … hit a tree,” said Finnagen.

Multiple emergency crews arrived at the scene including the American Red Cross, members of the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.

“The first responders broke some windows to try to get people out. I believe the jaws of life were here on the side of one of the fire trucks,” said Finnagen.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

“We have several Units here investigating the details from the New York State police including our reconstruction unit. We have used our drone this evening and our facial identification unit as well,” O’Brien said.

Portions of Routes 30 and 30-A were closed.

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