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State Police release names of victims in deadly Thruway crash

State Police identified the victims in Monday's deadly NYS Thruway crash in Manchester (WHAM photo)

Manchester, N.Y. (WHAM) - State Police released the names of the victims who were involved in Monday's deadly crash on the NYS Thruway.

Amir, 9, and Shamel, 11, Middleton died at the scene of the crash. The brothers were from Buffalo.

The driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Sean Ferguson of Buffalo, remains in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

The passenger in the SUV, 34-year-old Shenaya Washington of Buffalo, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to State Police, the crash happened on Rt. 90 westbound around 5:45 a.m. between exits 42 (Geneva) and 43 (Manchester).

Troopers said Washington and her two sons were headed back to the Buffalo area from a trip to Brooklyn. The relationship between Ferguson, Washington and the two boys was not disclosed by police.

Investigators said the SUV driven by Ferguson hit a guard rail, over corrected back into the road, and then rolled over multiple times before coming to a stop.

Troopers do not believe either of the boys were wearing seat belts.

According to State Police, a second vehicle, which was not involved in the initial crash, struck one of the children while driving past the scene. The car was found at an auto repair shop in Farmington a few hours later. No wrongdoing is suspected by State Police.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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