There were heartbreaking scenes this weekend following America’s deadliest limo accident.
Hundreds lined the streets to pay respects before a joint funeral service for for sisters Amy Steenburg, 29, Abby Jackson, 34, Mary Dyson, 33, and Allison King, 32.
“The girls are being buried together, although I don’t think I can say buried because all my sisters are being cremated,” their brother Tom King revealed.
The family were on their way to celebrate Amy’s 30th birthday when the limo spun out of control across an interstate in Schohaire, Upstate New York, and crashed into a parked car before tumbling into a ravine.
A total of 20 people were killed in the crash in America’s deadliest transportation accident since a plane accident killed 50 in 2009.
Family and friends gathered in St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, NY, while hundreds of mourners lined the streets.
There were sad scenes as family and friends tried to comfort each other following the tragic accident.
The sisters’ devastated parents, Tom King and Linda King, were in both attendance.
Patti Drygula, who is friends with Adam Jackson‘s mother, Beth, said the families were struggling to come to terms with the loss.
‘I saw her at the house a couple days ago,’ said Drygula. ‘She was pretty good. She was focused on the grandchildren. You know, she was just going through the motions.’
The husbands of Amy, Abby and Mary, who were also killed in the limo crash, will be buried separately.
The sisters’ aunt Barbara Douglas said the family were devastated by their loss.
“One just got married and that’s what this was: her new husband was giving her a surprise birthday party.
“They did the responsible thing getting a limo so they wouldn’t be driving.”
Naumain Hussain the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine, the company who ran the limo, has been taken into custody in connection with the Oct 6 crash.