Two newlywed couples and young parents among 20 guests killed in horrific limo crash(Photos)

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At least 20 people were killed after a limousine failed to stop at an intersection in Schoharie, N.Y., on Saturday. It was the deadliest transportation accident in the US in nine years.

According to Nytimes, friends had all piled into a white stretch limousine for what was supposed to have been a birthday celebration at an upstate New York brewery. But they never reached their destination.

The massive vehicle, speeding downhill on Saturday, approached the intersection of two highways that residents had long warned was notoriously dangerous.

And in just a few seconds of terror, their worst fears were realized: The limousine lost control, careening through the intersection and striking an empty car.

The crash killed all 18 occupants of the limousine, including the driver, as well as two pedestrians, in an accident that left deep tire tracks in the ground and the small town about 40 miles west of Albany, reeling.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash
Erin McGowan, 34, and husband Shane McGowan, 30, killed in the crash

Two newlywed couples and two young parents were among the 20 people killed the horrific limousine crash.

Family have identified Erin McGowan, 34, and her husband Shane McGowan, 30, as two of the victims. They only just got married in June.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash
Erin and Shane

Adam and Abby Jackson, parents to four-year-old Archer and 16-month-old Abby, were also killed, as were

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

Axel Steenburg, 29, his wife Amy, who just got married this September,  were killed. His 34-year-old brother Rich Steenburg also died in the accident.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

Matthew Coons, a US Army veteran, and his girlfriend Savannah Devonne also died in the accident.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

Matthew and Savannah

Eighteen of the victims were in the limo and two were bystanders. Everyone inside the limousine – including the driver – were killed. All 20 victims were adults.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

Axel Steenburg and Amy who got married this September rented the limo

New York State Police said a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine failed to stop at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A around 1.55pm on Saturday. It traveled across the intersection and into the parking lot for the popular Apple Barrel County Store in Schoharie, where it hit a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander that was unoccupied. Two pedestrians standing nearby were struck and killed.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was the deadliest transportation accident in the US since a 2009 plane crash in Buffalo killed 50 people.

Newlywed couples and young parents among 20 wedding guests killed in limo crash

Site of the Crash

The scene of a fatal crash in Schoharie, NY

The limo failed to stop at the intersection and struck two pedestrians and an unoccupied S.U.V.

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