2018 Schoharie, New York limousine crash

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In the early afternoon of October 6, 2018, a limousine crashed at the New York state routes 30 and 30A north of Schoharie, 40 miles (64 km) west of Albany. The crash killed 20 people: the driver, all 17 passengers, and two pedestrians who were in a nearby parking lot.[1][2]

It is the worst transportation-related disaster in both the state and the nation since a plane crashed into a house outside Buffalo in 2009, killing 50. It is also the deadliest road transportation disaster in the U.S. since 2005.[3]

The passengers were a group of young adults who were on their way to celebrate one member's 30th birthday at a local winery. Among them were four sisters and two recently married couples. Investigation of the crash has revealed some safety issues with the limousine and driver.

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  1. "Police: 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. "US wedding limousine crash kills 20". BBC News. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. Gill, Julian (October 8, 2018). "Deadly NY limo crash stark reminder of bus fire that killed 23 from Bellaire". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 9, 2018.