United States’ deadliest car crash claimed the lives of 20 people including four sisters when 17 friends were going to attend a birthday celebration at an upstate New York brewery. But they could not reach their destination.
The incident happened when the massive vehicle on Saturday approached intersection of two highways. And then, the limousine lost control and hit an empty car. The crash killed all 18 occupants of the limousine including the drive.
Four sisters, two brothers and at least three young couples lost their life.
Jessica Kirby, the manager of the Apple Barrel Country Store, said “That limo was coming down that hill probably over 60 miles per hour. All fatal. I don’t want to describe the scene. It’s not something I want to think about”.
“Twent fatalities is just horrific. I’ve been on the board for 12 years and this is one of the biggest losses of life that we’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Rober L. Sumwalt, the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
According to the State Police, the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine passed through the T-intersection where the two highways criss-cross without stopping, crashing into another vehicle before landing in a shallow ravine beyond the road. Two pedestrians also were hit near the Apple Barrel and killed.