State Police Release The Names Of All 20 Victims Killed In Schoharie Tragedy
New York State Police have released the names of the 20 people killed in a tragic limo crash in Schoharie.
Axel J. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam, NY
Richard M. Steenburg, 34, Johnstown, NY
Amy L. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam, NY
Allison King, 31, Ballston Spa, NY
Mary E. Dyson, 33, Watertown, NY
Robert J. Dyson, 34, Watertown, NY
Abigail M. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam, NY
Matthew W. Coons, 27, Johnstown, NY
Savannah D. Bursese, 24, Johnstown, NY
Patrick K. Cushing, 31, Troy, NY
Amanda D. Halse, 26, Troy, NY
Erin R. McGowan, 34, Amsterdam, NY
Shane T. McGowan, 30, Amsterdam, NY
Amanda Rivenburg, 29, Colonie, NY
Adam G. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam, NY
Rachael K. Cavosie, 30, Waterford, NY
Michael C. Ukaj, 34, Johnstown, NY
Scott T. Lisinicchia, 53, Lake George, NY
Brian Hough, 46, Moravia, NY
James Schnurr, 70, Kerhonkson, NY
The accident happened Saturday, October 6th, 2018 just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Route 30 & 30A. A limo, carrying friends and family celebrating a birthday, crashed in one of the worst tragedies in New York's history.
State and Federal officials are in possession of the airbag control module, which would be considered the vehicle's black box. The post-crash data is being analyzed and interviews are still being conducted.
Authorities say several victims in the limo were on their phones and social media prior to the crash. Police are asking anyone who may have been in contact with one of the victims to get in contact with them as soon as possible.
During the course of the investigation, authorities learned the limousine failed an inspection a month before and the driver did not have the appropriate license to operate the vehicle.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff until all the victims of this tragedy have been buried. Several GoFundMe campaigns have been set up to cover funeral costs and future college expenses for children left without parents.