HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Cars crushed like tin cans showed the severity of a deadly crash in Homestead that killed two people and injured two others.
Local 10 News learned Sunday that the two people killed in the crash were a man and woman — the woman was 8 months pregnant and her unborn child reportedly did not survive.
A silver Infiniti was left barely recognizable after it was involved in the deadly four-vehicle crash. Smoke could be seen rising from the mangled metal in video taken by a witness who rushed to the scene.
The crash happened around 10 p.m. Saturday along Northeast 8th Street near 34th Terrace, not far from Homestead Hospital.
Yoani Garcia lives down the road and said he heard the impact from inside his house.
“I told my wife I cannot let this guy die inside the car,” Garcia said. “I had to do something about that.”
After rushing outside to help, Garcia said he saw police struggling to pull an injured man from one of the damaged cars.
“I jumped the fence, the car was already smoking,” he explained. “The police were hitting it with the little sticks, bang, bang. He couldn’t break it. I kicked it one time and I take the whole glass off. And then I opened the door and (took) him out,” Garcia said.
Garcia shared video he took shot of paramedics treating the man he had helped extricate from the vehicle.
What was left of the smashed and twisted vehicles were later towed from the scene early Sunday are now a key piece of the investigation. Crews spent hours at the scene investigating before towing away all four cars.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police said speed was possibly a factor.
Police have not provided updates on the status of any of the surviving victims or the identities of the deceased.