Four newlyweds, four sisters and two brothers from another family, who were among 20 people, were killed when a limousine, which was taking them to New York, capsized.
Authorities described the accident as the worst transportation accidents in the United States in nearly ten years
Officials did not reveal the names of the victims, but statements by relatives to the media revealed some details and names
The authorities said that two newlyweds, Irene and Shane McGowan, had entered the golden cage only five months earlier and died in the accident.
The newspaper and other media outlets added that the couple were among 17 people who boarded the ill-fated limousine, which was taking them to the 30th birthday party of their friend Amy Steenberg.
Police and the National Transportation Safety Board said the car had pushed strongly across a highway intersection in the town of Squharre, New York, 65 km (40 miles) west of Albany.
The car collided with a parked car, and there was no one in it, and it hit two pedestrians before it plunged into a valley.
The state police announced the death of the driver, all 17 passengers and two pedestrians.
Relatives of Steinberg said she, too, was recently married and died in the accident along with three of her sisters, her husband and his brother.
“The accident is the worst among transportation accidents in the United States since 2009, when 49 people were killed in a plane crash in Buffalo, New York,” National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Smwalt told a press conference.