Deadly crash

Ad­vi­sory men­tions “fa­tal­i­ties” in re­sponse to traf­fic ac­ci­dent in Schoharie County

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - Cen­tral Bridge

Mul­ti­ple fa­tal­i­ties re­ported in traf­fic ac­ci­dent in Schoharie County.

A mo­tor ve­hi­cle crash in­volv­ing a limou­sine car­ry­ing a wed­ding party and an­other ve­hi­cle at a no­to­ri­ous in­ter­sec­tion killed sev­eral peo­ple and sent oth­ers to the hos­pi­tal Satur­day af­ter­noon in Schoharie County, ac­cord­ing to county of­fi­cials.

County dis­patch­ers said they re­ceived the first of many 911 calls at 1:55 p.m. af­ter the wreck near the Ap­ple Bar­rel Coun­try Store in Schoharie. The emer­gency calls trig­gered a mas­sive re­sponse to the in­ter­sec­tion of Route 30 and Route 30A in the town of Schoharie that in­cluded six am­bu­lances, three fire com­pa­nies, and two he­li­copters. Some of the in­jured were flown by he­li­copter to Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter Hos­pi­tal. Late Satur­day, State Po­lice were re­con­struct­ing the wreck and parts of both of those busy roads were closed off to traf­fic.

Schoharie Town Su­per­vi­sor Alan Taven­ner said Satur­day that state Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion im­prove­ments to the dan­ger­ous in­ter­sec­tion about seven years ago didn’t seem to make it safer. “There have been trac­tor trail­ers that have come barreling down that hill and it was a mir­a­cle they didn’t kill some­body,” he said.

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