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20 die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign


October 7, 2018

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in almost a decade, officials and a relative of one of the victims said Sunday.

The collision turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon into chaos at an upstate New York spot popular with tourists taking in the fall foliage. An aunt of one of the victims in the vehicle said the group had been traveling to a birthday celebration.

The 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was traveling southwest on R...

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