Authorities Investigate Deadly Crash Near US-Canada Border

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( – The FBI reported on Wednesday, November 22, that following a car going airborne close to the New York-Canadian border, the investigators found no connection to terrorist activity or explosives.

The incident occurred on the Rainbow Bridge, which is one of the pathways used to go in and out of Canada. The incident occurred on one of the busiest travel days in the country as people were traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Neither of the people in the car survived the incident.

An official has revealed that the White House has been monitoring any updates relating to the accident, while the Department of Homeland Security is in communication with its Canadian counterpart.

The FBI in a statement noted that following the revelation that the accident was not connected to terrorist activity or explosive materials, the matter was turned over to the Niagara Falls Police Department. They will be the ones to conduct a traffic investigation.

According to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, one of the people who lost their lives was from her state. She further stated that the video footage from the incident shows the car going at an extraordinary speed.

On Thursday morning, the Niagara Falls Police Department released a statement noting that the identities of those involved in the incidents was pending relative notification. The deceased individuals were later identified as Kurt and Monica Villani, who were both 53.

According to The Independent, investigators are still working to figure out what happened to cause the crash. They are currently looking into the possibilities of a medical emergency or mechanical issue.

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