A Ford Expedition SUV carrying 12 gas canasters collided with another vehicle, producing an explosion and fire that killed two people and injured five others, two of whom were critically injured.
An explosion that killed two individuals on New Year’s Eve in Rochester, New York is being investigated as a terror act, ABC News reported late Monday, citing a law enforcement source.
A leased Ford Expedition carrying at least 12 gas canisters collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander, which subsequently collided with other cars nearby, resulting in the explosion. Two of the Mitsubishi’s occupants were killed, while a third was injured. Three people passing by were also injured, with one suffering life-threatening injuries. The SUV’s driver was alleged to have been seriously injured in the blast.
The event occurred near the Kodak Center in Rochester, where a 1,000-person concert was wrapping up. At 12:50 a.m. local time, the explosion happened as concertgoers were exiting the stadium.