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20 killed after limousine crashes in upstate New York, authorities...

New York limousine crash kills 20 people

He added that the limousine accident is the most deadly transportation accident to occur in the United States since a 2009 plane crash in upstate ny that killed 49 people. The pair had just gotten married in June.

Four sisters, two brothers and at least three young couples were among the dead.

"If somebody's new to the area or not familiar with the area, I can see how it'd be easy to miss that you're coming down to the T-intersection and going to have to stop at the bottom of it", he said.

"You are such an fantastic man and entertain all my insane ideas". Even when I move a couch just to move it back to the original place.

Mrs Steenburg was also a newly-wed. The brothers had worked together at GlobalFoundries.

"We have been asking for something to be done for years", she said in an email.

"He had a huge heart, a golden heart", said his aunt, Suzanne Douglass. Residents in the town of 3,000 mourned Sunday afternoon as the town supervisor reflected on the two volunteer ambulance companies who responded.

Valerie Abeling said her niece, Erin McGowan, 34, and her husband Shane, 30, were among the limo victims. "They were just loving and amusing and kind and everybody loved them and they were so good together". Karina Halse called her the peacekeeper in the family. Erin's cousin, Patrick Cushing, was also killed. The driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died.

Ms Abeling told the Washington Post her daughter recounted how the group had rented "some kind of bus" and that the travel provider sent a stretch limousine after the bus stopped working.

Amy's three older sisters also died in the crash. "That's very striking", Sumwalt said. "She didn't like it when other people did things for her".

"One of the things that we do want to look at is how are limousines regulated".

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The gathering was to celebrate Amy King-Steenburg's 30th birthday. But state police say they seized four Prestige cars, including the one that crashed.

"It's tragic. disgusting. I can't even begin to even explain", Valerie Abeling told The Washington Post, confirming that her 34-year-old niece, Erin McGowan, and her new husband, Shane McGowan, 30, were among the dead.

A memorial gathering was planned for Monday evening in Amsterdam, New York, where some of the victims lived.

Some of the victims were veterans, including Mary Dyson and Matthew Coons.

"They were wonderful girls", their aunt, Barbara Douglas, told The Associated Press. Jackson was a special education teacher in Amsterdam, said Santabarbara, who represents the part of NY where the crash happened. "She wanted to help them better their lives", he said. Abigail was among the four sisters killed.

Sumwalt said it was the most deadly USA transportation accident since the Colgan Air Flight 3407 plane crash on February 12, 2009, near Buffalo that killed 50 people. A GoFundMe campaign for the funeral costs for Rich and Axel Steenburg has almost reached its goal of $10,000 within a day. She and Axel Steenburg just married in June. Both were killed. She was an administrative assistant at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam.

"She was a attractive, sweet soul; he was too", Abeling said.

"The Steenburg and King families suffered tremendous loss yesterday that is nothing short of tragic", Rich Steenburg's family said in a statement to CNN affiliate WHAM. "He was, too. They were very sweet". "Our lives have been changed forever".

"There are so many families affected by this", Anthony Vertucci, the uncle of newlywed Erin McGowan, who had been on the trip, told the Times Union on Sunday.

Amanda Rivenburg was close to her parents and remembered by friends and coworkers for her sense of humor. "She was creative from the day that she was born". "She was passionate about her work and everyone relied on her for guidance".

Family and friends gathered at the crash site to mourn the victims.

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