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Schoharie crash victims’ names

A candlelight vigil at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge in Amsterdam, on Monday evening.
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A candlelight vigil at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge in Amsterdam, on Monday evening.

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SCHOHARIE — State police on Tuesday released the names of the 20 people killed in Saturday’s crash of a limousine at Routes 30 and 30A in Schoharie.

While many of the names had emerged through family and social media, police held off on officially releasing the names until all families had been notified. Funeral homes began receiving victims’ bodies on Tuesday, following the completion of autopsies.

The 17 people who were in the stretch limousine that went through the intersection and over an embankment are:

  • Axel J. Steenburg, 29, of Amsterdam 
  • Richard M. Steenburg, 34, of Johnstown
  • Amy L. Steenburg, 29, of Amsterdam
  • Allison King, 31, of Ballston Spa
  • Mary E. Dyson, 33, of Watertown
  • Robert J. Dyson, 34, of Watertown
  • Abigail M. Jackson, 34, of Amsterdam
  • Matthew W. Coons, 27, of Johnstown
  • Savannah D. Bursese, 24, of Johnstown
  • Patrick K. Cushing, 31, of Halfmoon
  • Amanda D. Halse, 26, of Halfmoon
  • Erin R. McGowan, 34, of Amsterdam
  • Shane T. McGowan, 30, of Amsterdam
  • Amanda Rivenberg, 29, of Colonie
  • Adam G. Jackson, 34, of Amsterdam
  • Rachael K. Cavosie, 30, of Waterford
  • Michael C. Ukaj, 33, of Johnstown

Driver:

  • Scott T. Lisinicchia, 53, of Lake George.

Pedestrians 

  • Brian Hough, 46, of Moravia, Cayuga County
  • James Schnurr, 70, of Kerhonkson, Ulster County

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by federal officials and state police.

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