New York limousine crash leaves 20 dead

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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) – State police say 20 people died in a crash in upstate New York that local officials say involved a limousine near a crowded tourist spot.

A person with knowledge of the investigation tells The Associated Press that 18 of the victims were in a limousine.

The person was not authorized to discuss the preliminary information publicly and spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity. The person says that the other two victims were bystanders.

The crash happened at Apple Barrel Country Store on Saturday in Schoharie. That’s about 170 miles  north of New York City. The store is a popular spot for autumn leaf-peepers.

Authorities on Sunday didn’t release names of victims or specifics. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

An afternoon news conference is planned.

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