Hundreds flock to wake for sisters killed in upstate limo tragedy

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Hundreds of people gathered Friday to mourn four sisters, three of their husbands and a brother-in-law — all of whom perished in an upstate limo crash.

Eight urns were placed at the front of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, each accompanied by a victim’s photograph.

The sisters — Amy King Steenburg, Alison King, Mary King Dyson and Abigail King Jackson — grew up near the church in the small city of Amsterdam.

They were a quartet so close that their brother remembered them to The Post recently as “The Four Musketeers.”

The sisters were among the 20 people killed Saturday when a stretch limousine crashed in Schoharie en route to a birthday celebration at a brewery for Amy. All 17 passengers in the limo died along with the vehicle’s driver. Two pedestrians were killed, too.

So many people were expected to attend Friday’s wake that it was held at the massive 1897 church instead of at a funeral home — and still, the line to get inside stretched around the block.

Mourners waited for as long as two hours to get inside.

Parking was so difficult, that a yellow school bus ferried people to and from the church and a nearby parking lot.

The four sisters were from a family of seven siblings.

Amy was celebrating her 30th birthday when the limo crashed. The newlywed was a nurse studying to get her masters degree in Nursing Home Administration.

The crash also killed her husband, Axel Steenburg, who she had married in June, and his brother, Rich, who served as his best man.

Allison, 31, was a customer-service rep for a local business who raised chickens and ducks on the organic vegetable farm in Galway, where she lived with her fiance, Brian VonSchenk, who was not in the limo.

Mary, 33, was a mom and Army veteran who served as a captain served in Iraq for one year.

She died with her husband, Robert Dyson, and they were survived by a young son, Isaac.

“Robert and Mary were both very active parents, always wanting to show Isaac the world,” read the dad’s obituary.

The fourth tragic sister, Abigail, 35, was also a mom and had taught at the Lynch Academy school in Amsterdam.

She and her husband, Adam Jackson, 34, who died in the crash with her, were parents to two young girls, Archer and Elle.

Mourners were asked to donate to the families’ three orphaned children in lieu of flowers.

The crash — for which the limo company operator has been charged with criminally negligent homicide — was the nation’s worst traffic accident in nearly a decade.

Authorities have said the vehicle never should have been on the road, having failed two state inspections in six months, and the driver wasn’t properly licensed.

Additional reporting by Laura Italiano

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