Vigils, grief counseling, stress debriefings planned after tragic Schoharie crash

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Several Capital Region communities are in mourning following Saturday’s tragic limousine crash and several vigils and grief counseling sessions have already been planned throughout the area.

Twenty people were killed and NEWS10 ABC has learned many of those killed were from the Amsterdam area, one of whom was a teacher from the Amsterdam School District. 

  • The Red Cross and State Police have arranged an area at the Lynch Literary Academy (55 Brandt Pl, Amsterdam, NY) on Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for families and friends of the crash victims to come for support. 

More information about the grief counseling here:

  • The Amsterdam School District has also planned a candlelight vigil Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook. Organizers will distribute candles at 6:30 p.m. sharp. The Honorable Reverand Kent McHeard and other special guests and community leaders will speak. 

More information about Monday’s vigil here:

  • The Apple Barrel Country Store + Cafe is also planning a vigil for the victims on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the scene of the crash in Schoharie.
  • The Red Cross held one of two planned first responder stress debriefings Sunday evening. A second first responder stress debriefing will be held Tuesday at the Schoharie Fire Department.

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