Investigators believe that a man who was driving his wife in a Bentley at a fast pace on Wednesday morning caused the fatal collision that occurred at the Rainbow Bridge, which connects the US and Canada.
According to the sources, the speeding car struck a curb and then a guardrail, sending it flying into a secondary screening area.
Investigators suspect that when the KISS event in Canada was canceled, the individual, who lived in New York State, proceeded to a casino in the United States. The pair had just left the casino when the crash happened, according to the sources.
The explosion on the eve of the US Thanksgiving holiday caused delays and closures on a major travel day. Initially, there were worries that it might be a terror strike, but according to New York Governor Kathy, there is no evidence to support that theory.
At a press conference on Wednesday night, the governor stated, “I want to be very, very clear to Americans and New Yorkers, at this time there is no indication of a terrorist attack.”
At a different press conference, US Attorney Trini Ross reaffirmed the same, saying, “We will continue to be vigilant despite our preliminary investigation suggesting that it was not related to terrorism.” We’ll keep working to ensure that the data we possess is shared with the public.
When Rickie Wilson saw the car zooming by, he described it as “almost like a movie” and briefly believed it to be a plane. He claimed that once the car touched down again, it slightly spun before landing and striking an object.
With the exception of the engine, hardly much of the car is visible in the crash scene photo after it “disintegrated.”
The governor verified the death toll after initial reports from law enforcement authorities raised doubts about it because of how intense the fire was. A booth employee of the border patrol was also slightly hurt.
The owner of the vehicle is a resident of western New York.The automobile was reportedly on its way from Canada to the US, according to earlier sources.
Following the event, authorities claimed that all four of the bridges connecting Canada and the United States were immediately blocked. Later on Wednesday, the Whirlpool, Lewiston-Queenston, and Peace bridges were reopened. Following the event, Buffalo Niagara International Airport advised travelers to anticipate additional checks.
While the initial investigation was underway, the leaders of the United States and Canada were kept informed about the situation. The owner of the vehicle is a resident of western New York.The automobile was reportedly on its way from Canada to the US, according to earlier sources.
The condition of the remains has made it difficult for authorities to identify the driver, although they have been attempting to ascertain if the driver found at the scene and the person the car is registered to are the same person. It also made it difficult for the authorities to determine how many people were in the car.
Prior to this, FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew Miraglia stated that investigators don’t think the subject of their investigation was engaging in any illicit activity.
“We are addressing it through the Joint Terrorism Task Force and we do have someone in mind for it,” he stated. “We have not come across any negative information about the person we have identified. We’ve been looking through his social media, but nothing is there. That’s just an initial evaluation because we’re still conducting a thorough investigation.
He said that although it is early in the investigation, there probably isn’t a bigger picture to consider. “At this point, we feel like this might just be something that happened.”
According to sources, federal authorities are attempting to obtain footage from various perspectives due to discrepancies in witness statements.
At first, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition stated that there had been a collision and the bridge was closed on both sides. The technology coalition reports that as of 11:51 a.m., the bridge was closed. The coalition’s camera footage revealed haze surrounding the bridge.
Additional details have been added to this evolving story.