In a recent development, the victims in a car crash near Niagara Falls on the border of New York State and Canada were identified. Two people perished on Friday, November 24th after their vehicle crashed into a border checkpoint and combusted in a blazing ruin. The two individuals were natives of western New York; a husband and wife. Kurt P. Villani and Monica Villani were aged 53 years old at the time of their deaths, and were residents of Grand Island, a suburb in the vicinity of the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Mr. Villani and his family had owned and operated a lumber company known as Gui’s Lumber, along with seven Ace Hardware stores (all located in western New York). The couple was obviously quite affluent, and the car they were driving at the time of the crash was a luxury vehicle from the brand Bentley. While affluent, the family had a reputation of being charitable, and often donated hundreds of turkeys to local families in need during Thanksgiving.
This harrowing auto accident was not the only catastrophe of late in regard to the operation of a vehicle. Way down south, on the other extreme of the eastern United States in the southeast a car crash occurred in southern Florida. In the Miami area on December 2nd, a vehicle caught fire and quickly became completely engulfed in a blaze after a traffic accident in the western part of the city. The incident occurred between the Tamiami Trail and 57th avenue. Firemen and first responders rushed to the scene to quickly quell the flames and control the situation. A black van was the other vehicle that appeared closest to the flaming car. The vehicle which caught on fire was a small sedan, and it appeared to be white in color and possibly of the brand Acura. What exactly caused the fire to start remains unclear; no victims were hurt.