2 killed in personal watercraft crash near Star Island, friend says

Personal watercraft crashes into bridge

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Michael Seiden - Reporter

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Two people were involved in a personal watercraft crash Monday afternoon near Star Island, authorities said.

Friends of the victims were seen outside Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center on Monday night, visibly shaken and upset to learn their loved ones had died in the crash.

A man who didn’t want to be named told Local 10 News that he was in the room when investigators confirmed the fatalities.

The victims were a woman from Atlanta and a man from Boston, he said. No names have been released.

Miami Beach police said the personal watercraft crashed into a bridge at Bridge Road.

Police have not confirmed the victims' deaths.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the crash.


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