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20 people killed in horrific car crash involving limousine in New York town

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UPDATE: The limousine failed to stop at an intersection, traveled across the intersection and into a parking lot and crashed into an unoccupied vehicle, according to officials at a press conference. Two people standing nearby were struck and killed. The remaining victims were inside the limousine. All were adults.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to be working the scene of the crash investigation for the next five days.

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- Twenty people were killed Saturday in a horrific car crash in Schoharie, New York, according to News10.

The crash, which involved a car and a 2011 Ford Excursion limousine, happened at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30-A shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities are trying to figure out what caused a catastrophic wreck in upstate New York that killed 20 peopl

The Times Union of Albany reported the limo was driving down a hill when it crashed into bystanders at the Apple Barrel Country Store.

The Associated Press is reporting that 18 victims were in the limo, two were bystanders.

The limousine was reportedly carrying a wedding party, FOX News reported.

Nearby resident Bridey Finnagen said the crash was loud enough to hear from down the road.

"I heard a loud bang. I came out my front door to see what was going on," Finnagen told CNN affiliate WTEN.

"I saw a lot of people here at the Apple Barrel out in the parking lot. Then I heard screaming. Then I saw this large van, a very unusual looking vehicle, out here in Schoharie in the bushes and really wrecked, hit a tree."

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Sunday morning that it is sending a "go-team" to the site of the deadly crash, News10 reported.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the first responders who "worked through the night to help."

"State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed State agencies to provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy," Cuomo said in a statement.

"I join all New Yorkers in mourning these deaths and share in the unspeakable sorrow experienced by their families and loved ones during this extremely difficult time."

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