MIAMI– There were three people killed early Saturday when a man accidently drove into oncoming traffic while drag racing two other cars.
According to NBC News, the accident happened at about 2 a.m. on Flagler Street and 58th Avenue. Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno said a Toyota Scion was racing westbound, with two other cars, when the driver lost control of the car and crashed head-on into a Ford Expedition, which was carrying a family of four.
“I knew what kind of car it was because I know about that,” said an onlooker Antonio Hernandez. “But it was, my impression was I have to stop to see that because I need to stop racing.”
The collision killed two members of the family on impact. Jose Serrano, 43, and his son German Serrano, 15, were the two members of the family that died on impact. The mother, 42-year-old Carmen Orta and 12-year-old Gabriel Serrano are currently in critical condition at a hospital.
The third vicitm that died during this collision was 20-year-old Ivan Rodriquez Jr., who was the passenger in the Scion. He was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.
“You can see that the impact is so massive that it tossed this SUV, just tossed it around,” Moreno said. “The vehicle continued to rotate an additional three times before coming to a resting point. Also so massive the impact that the entire engine was dislodged from this vehicle.”
The driver of the scion was reported to traveling at an “excessive high rate of speed”, possibly up to 100 mph, said police.
The driver of the Scion was identified as 19-year-old Alejandro Hernandez. He was also ejected from the vehicle but is currently in critical condition.