MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Two women were jogging in Miami Shores before sunrise Thursday morning when they were struck by a vehicle, authorities confirmed.
One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said.
The accident occurred around 6:40 a.m. in the area of Northeast Sixth Avenue and 107th Terrace, near the entrance to Miami Country Day School.
According to Zabaleta, a 27-year-old man was driving south on Northeast Sixth Avenue in a 2015 BMW 328i when he struck the joggers as they were trying to cross the street. They were not in a crosswalk, police say.
Zabaleta said the man, who was proceeding through a green light at the time, remained at the scene.
The victims' identities have not yet been released, however, Zabaleta said both were in their 40s.
Joe Castillo, who lives right in front of the accident scene, says he heard the moment the crash happened. Wiping away tears before he spoke, he said the driver ended up on his front porch, where police came to speak with him.
The crash is under investigation, and officers say it’s too soon to say whether speed was a factor.