2 killed when speeding car crashes into tree off I-95 in Miami, police say
Police searching for second vehicle believed to have been speeding before crash
MIAMI – Two women were killed early Monday in a car crash just off Interstate 95 in Miami, authorities said.
The deadly crash led officers to shut down I-95 southbound at the Southwest 25th Road exit for a couple of hours after the crash.
Officer Michael Vega said someone called 911 around 5:15 a.m. and reported that two vehicles, a white Hyundai sedan and a white Ford Explorer Sport Trac, were speeding in the southbound lanes of I-95.
Police responding to the scene found the sedan wedged between a guardrail and a tree on Southwest 25th Road and Southwest First Avenue.
Vega said the driver, 26-year-old Krysten Disla, and a back seat passenger, 22-year-old Kaylee Heath, were pronounced dead at the scene. Another back seat passenger had walked two blocks and was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, Vega said.
Authorities said the passenger is in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
"It's shocking to see that early -- so early in the morning -- two people have lost their lives," Vega said.
According to Vega, the driver of the pickup truck stopped at the scene of the crash for a short time before driving away.
Authorities want to find the driver of the pickup truck to find out more about what led up to the crash.
"We don't know if they were chasing each other, or if they were just speeding -- you know -- racing each other," Vega said. "We're trying to get that information and see if these two vehicles were going at each other, if it's road rage, or what it is that caused them to be speeding and get into this car accident."
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