A car crashed into the Watercrest Care Center in North Miami Beach, killing the driver and sending four people to the hospital, early Wednesday morning.
Multiple police and fire units responded to the scene at 16650 Dixie Highway.
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According to police, the driver, Enrique Linares, was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Dixie Highway, when the car hit a curb, went through a fence, and then traveled over an incline, which launched the car into the air.
"There was pretty much no braking prior to impact. At this point, it's safe to say he was traveling at least 60 miles per hour," said North Miami Beach Detective Armando Sotero. "That speed is probably much, much greater than that."
The red Honda ended up lodged in the building between the first and second floors of the building. Linares, 28, died on impact, said police.
Residents of the nursing home live on the other side of the wall which the car ran through. Four of them were taken to the hospital. Police said they suffered minor injuries.
Linares was on the way to a friend's house about two blocks away. He and his wife were in the midst of a separation.
"I can hear my heart, please," said a woman, who identified herself as Linares' wife. "I don't understand what's going on. That's an impossible thing that happened here and I don't understand this."
Linares had recently moved to South Florida from Jacksonville.
Building inspectors were at the scene trying to fix the wall where the car entered the building. They say in its current state, the building is structurally unsound.
Another wing of the building remained open.