A Westchester woman has been identified as one of two women killed when a vehicle they were in plunged off a ferry in Miami, Florida.
Viviane Brahms, 75, of Harrison, was a passenger in a 2019 Mercedes Benz driven by Emma Afra, 63, that was using the Fisher Island Ferry around 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, when it fell off the ferry near the Government Cut waterways, said Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta.
According to investigators, after the vehicle fell off the ferry, a multi-agency search was conducted with divers working through the night to locate the vehicle, Zabaleta said.
The vehicle was located on late Tuesday with the two women inside, police said.
A medical examiner will determine the causes of death, Zabaleta said.
U.S. Coast Guard officials are conducting the investigation into how the vehicle fell off the ferry; with police investigating the deaths.
The ferry is used to shuttle residents and cars of exclusive Fisher Island to and from the mainland from a post near MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach.
The driver, Afra, lived on Fisher Island.
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