Crash in Miami Beach on Pine Tree Drive kills 2, injures 2 others

Driver may have been trying to avoid other car, preliminary investigation finds

A single-vehicle crash came to a fiery end in Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A crash involving a single vehicle came to a fiery end in Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

Authorities said two men inside an SUV were killed and two women were injured in the crash that took place along Pine Tree Drive.

The injured victims were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Investigators said that a preliminary investigation shows that the dark-colored SUV was heading south on Pine Tree Drive and it may have been trying to avoid hitting a car that was turning left.

It was left smashed and badly damaged after slamming into a tree.

According to Miami Beach police, fire rescue was called at 5:42 a.m. Saturday about the single-vehicle crash.

Miami Beach Police said that the car, which was traveling south, may have attempted to avoid a collision with another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction and turning left. That was when it smashed into a tree. That information is preliminary, police said.

One man died at the scene, while another man and two women were taken to JMH’s Ryder Trauma Center where the second man was later pronounced dead.

The injured women are expected to be released, police said.

Authorities have not released any information on who the victims are or what exactly led to that crash.

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