Twenty people were tragically killed in a collision Saturday after a fully-occupied limousine car careened through an intersection in upstate New York, hitting a parked car and two bystanders.
A 2001 Ford Excursion limousine sped through an intersection into Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe’s parking lot, striking a car and two bystanders near the vehicle, New York state police reported in a Sunday press conference. The crash occurred in Schoharie, a small town roughly 160 miles north of New York City.
“This is a wonderful, small-knit community of people who care about each other,” Apple Barrel employee Liz Gallup told USA Today Sunday. “People are coming in, they are hugging, they are sharing. And they want to know that we are OK.”
The two bystanders were killed, as well as the limousine driver was killed, according to state police. All the victims were adults. (RELATED: Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian Crossing The Street During A Test-Drive)
State Police hold press conference on fatal limo crash in town of Schoharie. https://t.co/vLUu9U0Xly
— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) October 7, 2018
The store posted about the tragedy and has started a fund for the town’s emergency volunteers.
“We are doing our best to cope and grieve,” the store also wrote in a Sunday post. “We are a big family at the Apple Barrel, and part of the bigger family of Schoharie. We cope by being together. And that is why we are open.”
The store closed Saturday after the crash and opened again for business Sunday.
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