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

Two newlywed couples and two young parents were among the 20 people killed in a horrific limousine crash in upstate New York on Saturday.

Family have identified Erin McGowan, 34, and her husband Shane McGowan, 30, (pictured above) 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.  

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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