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Videos of illegal car race precede crash killing 2, injuring 5 in Miami Gardens

Family members hold vigil for victims at crash site

A witness recorded a video showing a reckless driver just before a crash that killed a man and a woman and injured five people in Miami-Dade County.
A witness recorded a video showing a reckless driver just before a crash that killed a man and a woman and injured five people in Miami-Dade County.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A witness recorded a video showing a reckless driver just before a crash that killed a man and a woman and injured five people in Miami-Dade County.

Witnesses suspect the crash was related to an illegal car race.

The grieving families identified the two dead as Lubman Lawrence, a 64-year-old father of two, and Taiice Davis, a 42-year-old mother of four.

Videos showing a reckless driver might be able to provide clues for the detectives who are investigating the cause of a recent fatal crash in Miami Gardens.
Videos showing a reckless driver might be able to provide clues for the detectives who are investigating the cause of a recent fatal crash in Miami Gardens.

Noberta Morales, Lawrence’s ex-wife, described him as a hard-working man who was outgoing and reliable.

Shazz Browne, Davis’ aunt, described her as a dedicated mother.

The crash was about 2 a.m., on Saturday, at Northwest 183rd Street and 38th Court in Miami Gardens.

On Tuesday night, friends and loved ones gathered at the crash site and held a vigil, many still in shock, in pain and full of unanswered questions about what happened that night.

Investigators are still trying to determine if car racing played a role in the crash.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the fatal multi-vehicle crash to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!