20 people killed in limousine accident in upstate New York, authorities say

first_imgiStock/Thnkstock(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Twenty people were killed in a limousine accident in upstate New York, police said Sunday.The deadly crash happened Saturday afternoon in Schoharie, which is about 40 miles from Albany, and led to several people killed, according to the New York State Police. The department did not say how many died.The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate. It said a limousine was one of the vehicles involved in the crash.“NTSB launching go-team today to limo crash near Albany, NY. More details to come,” the agency announced on Twitter Sunday morning.The “go-team,” which is full team of investigators, is expected to arrive about noon, according to the NTSB. Chairman Robert Sumwalt and Bruce Landsberg, the agency’s vice chairman, are expected to hold a briefing Sunday afternoon.New York State Police announced the number of fatalitites Sunday morning. None of the names were released pending notification of the victims’ families.The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A, police said. In addition to police, the town’s sheriff’s office and fire and EMS teams responded to the accident, state police said.“What we can tell you at this point is that it is a two-vehicle, multi fatalities as a result of this crash,” Captain Richard O’Brien of the New York State Police told ABC station WTEN Saturday. “The investigation is very preliminary. It’s in its infancy stages.”O’Brien told the station that police are reconstructing the scene to figure out what led to the crash.“We have several units here investigating the details from the New York State police, including our reconstruction unit. We have used our drone this evening and our facial identification unit as well,” he said Saturday evening.The accident led to road closures in the area that lasted several hours, police said.There have been other deadly limousine accidents in recent years. In 2013, a limo in San Francisco caught fire and passengers were trapped without an accessible exit.The next year in New Jersey, a limo bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan collided with a tractor-trailer; one passenger died and Morgan and another passenger were injured.And back in 2005, a 7-year-old girl in a wedding limousine died in Long Island, New York, after a drunken driver plowed into them head-on. The limo driver was also killed in the crash.In 2015, the NTSB, at the urging of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, made a commitment to investigate more stretch limousine accidents on a case-by-case basis.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

EPL: Tevez tames Liverpool as battling City get draw

first_imgReigning champions Manchester City twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw away to Liverpool that denied Brendan Rodgers his first Premier League win as Reds manager on Sunday.Martin Skrtel went from hero to villain in the course of an exciting match at Anfield, heading Liverpool in front before his loose back-pass set up the goal for Carlos Tevez that saw City make it 2-2 ten minutes from time.A much-improved Liverpool, shock 3-0 losers to West Bromwich Albion last week, took the lead when Skrtel powered in a header from Steven Gerrard’s 34th minute corner.But City, who came through a see-saw clash to beat newcomers Southampton 3-2 in their league opener, were level in the 63rd minute when Yaya Toure capitalised on the failure of Liverpool’s Martin Kelly to clear a Tevez cross.However, parity lasted for just three minutes until, following a Jack Rodwell handball, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez curled the ensuing 20-yard free-kick round the wall and beyond the despairing dive of City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart.But Argentina striker Tevez, with his 100th goal in English football, drew City level again in the 80th minute when he seized on a stray back-pass from defender Skrtel and then calmly rounded Pepe Reina before slotting home. Earlier, Arsenal failed to score for the second league match in a row following the departure of star striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United as they were held to a goalless draw away to Stoke.“It is not good enough,” Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports after the Gunners second straight 0-0 stalemate.“We had some really good chances but at the moment we are not taking them. The same thing happened last week.”Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was pleased by his side’s defensive performance but said he was looking to bring in more players to the London club before Friday’s transfer deadline.“I’m pleased with what I have, but yes, I anticipate that we will do something still,” Wenger said. “We are still in the market. Defensive midfielder, it depends on the quality of the players available.”The Frenchman’s Stoke counterpart, Tony Pulis, said: “It was a good result, (but) there are things we are not happy with and can do better.last_img read more