Rainbow Bridge reopens following fatal crash

The Rainbow Bridge reopened at 6:30 Thursday night following a deadly, high-speed crash on Wednesday. Two people were killed on the U.S. side of the crossing linking Ontario and New York State. According to officials, just after 11:20 a.m., after travelling at a high speed leading up to a border checkpoint, the vehicle became airborne and crashed, before bursting into flames. Canada’s Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has confirmed that there is “no evidence of terrorism at this time,” in regards to the vehicle explosion. In a social media post, Leblanc said the  Government of Canada and it’s law enforcement agencies will continue to work collaboratively with their American counterparts”. His comments came after U.S. officials came out Wednesday night to say that after an initial investigation, there was no indication that the fiery vehicle crash was terror-related. Local law enforcement continues to investigate the cause of the fiery, fatal crash. The FBI has ruled out terrorism and says there was no evidence of explosive materials in the crash debris after a Bentley sedan reportedly sped out of control and exploded on the American side of the bridge. The driver and passenger inside the vehicle in the crash were both killed. The identities of the deceased have not been released, but sources have told The Associated Press they were a husband and wife. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released camera footage capturing a car entering the customs area at an extremely high speed. The vehicle appears to mount a median and then fly through the air, where it is reported to have crashed into a customs booth while bursting into flames.