Family member say those involved in New York limo crash were celebrating a 30th birthday

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A woman kneels after placing flowers, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the scene where 20 people died as the result of a limousine crashing into a parked and unoccupied SUV at an intersection a day earlier, in Schoharie, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has “directed state agencies to provide every resource necessary” to help in the investigation of a weekend vehicle crash in Schoharie, in upstate New York, that killed 20 people.

The manager of a store that sits at the intersection where the crash occurred says it’s a known danger spot.

Police say the limo, with 18 people inside, failed to stop at a T-junction and struck an empty, parked SUV and two pedestrians.

Relatives say the limousine was carrying four sisters, relatives and friends to a 30th birthday celebration when it crashed Saturday, killing all 18 in the limo and two pedestrians.

The NTSB is investigating the crash.

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