Two newlywed couples are among 20 people who died in a limousine crash that officials say is the worst US transport tragedy in nearly a decade.
Amy and Axel Steenburg wed in June and were celebrating Amy’s birthday when their driver lost control of the vehicle in upstate New York.
Erin and Shane McGowan – who also married in June – died, too, in Saturday’s collision, say relatives.
Four of the dead were sisters ranging in age from 30 to 35, their family say.
“They were beautiful girls, full of life. They had their whole lives ahead of them,” said aunt Barbara Douglas.
“One just got married and that’s what this was: her new husband was giving her a surprise birthday party,” she told the New York Post.
Tom King, 35, said his four sisters who died – Abigail Jackson, Mary Dyson, Allison King and Amy Steenburg – “were very tight”.
“They were the Four Musketeers,” he said, outside their parents’ home in Amsterdam, New York. Read more