Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5:43 am
Schoharie, NY (October 8, 2018) – An absolutely horrific accident involving a limousine claimed the lives of 20 people in Schoharie on Saturday afternoon, October 6. The fatal collision has made headlines nationwide as it is considered the deadliest transportation accident since 2009. The names of those who died have been generally withheld in order to give families proper time and notice, although we have learned a bit more about some of the victims.
Among the twenty people tragically killed in this accident was a newly married couple in their 30’s, four sisters, the driver, two pedestrians, and others. The newly married couple has now been identified as Shane McGowan, 30, and his wife Erin McGowan, 34. The newlywed couple was confirmed to have just been married in June.
More names will likely be released in the coming days, but families are rightfully overwhelmed at this time. Authorities are currently working to determine the exact cause of the crash.
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Our hearts are broken for all twenty of the victims and the countless family members who have been devastated by this incident. We offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the families and other loved ones of both Shane and Erin McGowan during this tragic time. New York car accidents are often fatal, however, there are few tragedies as sudden and widespread as this.
So many lives have been taken far too soon because of the negligence of another party, and that is why we at Hach and Rose have made it our mission to help victims and their families recover. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are driven to hold irresponsible drivers and other entities liable for the immense pain and suffering they inflict.
If you have lost a loved one in an unexpected accident due to someone else’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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