Limo Crash Kills 20 in Nation’s Deadliest Crash Since ’09

A deadly limo crash that killed 20 people is under investigation by both the National Transportation Safety Board and the New York State Police.

Police say a 2001 Ford stretch limousine failed to stop at an intersection Sunday afternoon in Schoharie, New York and crashed into a parking lot on the other side of the highway.

All 18 people inside the vehicle along with two bystanders were killed making it the most deadly transportation accident in the nation since February 2009 according to the NTSB.

“20 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 NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt.

A relative of one of the victims says the group in the limo had been touring the local wineries and vineyards. The NTSB and New York State Police are still looking into what caused the accident.

The victims’ identities are being withheld until autopsies are completed and all families are notified.