MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – One person was killed and another person was injured early Monday morning following a crash involving three vehicles.
The three vehicles that were involved included a Ford Mustang, a Porsche and an Audi.
The driver of the Mustang, identified by police as Brian Williams, 38, of Oakland, California, has been arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving with damage to property or a person.
According to Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez, the crash was reported just after 12:15 a.m. in the area of 27th Street and Alton Road.
Williams’ arrest report states that he was traveling at a high rate of speed while heading south on Alton Road behind the Porsche.
Police said that portion of the roadway has a gradual curve to the right and is a no-passing area.
According to the arrest report, Williams failed to negotiate the curve, leaving his lane of travel and striking the Porsche that was in the outside lane.
Police said the Mustang began to travel sideways, jumped a curb, struck a large tree and then struck a second tree about 15 feet from the roadway.
The impact of the collision caused the Porsche to strike an Audi that was legally parked nearby.
The two female passengers inside Williams’ car, identified as Sierra Cummins and Desire Walker, were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.
Police said Walker, who had been sitting in the backseat of the Mustang, died at the hospital.
Cummins remained in the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon. Rodriguez said she was expected to survive.
The driver of Porsche sustained a cut to his left elbow and was treated by paramedics at the scene.
According to the arrest report, that portion of Alton Road has a posted speed limit of 30 mph, and Williams admitted to driving between 70 to 75 mph at the time. Investigators said there were no signs of impairment.
A woman said she heard the impact almost a block away.
A check of Williams’ background revealed his California driver’s license has been suspended since 2013.
“The driver should not have been driving,” Rodriguez said.
Southbound lanes on Alton Road were closed to traffic at 29th Street for hours after the crash, but all lanes have since reopened.