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A limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York on Saturday was reportedly in “terrible condition,” and was a replacement vehicle after the group’s rented bus broke down before reaching its destination.

All 18 inside the vehicle were killed, along with two bystanders after the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine – believed to be headed to a birthday party — ran through an intersection and struck a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander outside the Apple Barrel Country Store.

The article goes on to state the following:

The aunt of  Erin Vertucci and her new husband Shane McGowan, who were both killed in the crash, told the Washington Post her daughter — who was not in the vehicle but was invited — received a text message from the newlywed couple just twenty minutes before the deadly accident.

“The vehicle appeared in terrible condition,” Valerie Abeling, the aunt told the Post, citing a text message.

Abeling also said her daughter remembered the group originally rented “some kind of bus,” but was provided a limousine when the vehicle broke down before arriving at a brewery in Cooperstown, N.Y. according to the Post.

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