MIAMI – Two bicyclists were struck and killed by a vehicle in an accident along the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami on Sunday, according to the Miami Police Department.
Police said one of the bicyclists was a man and the other was a woman. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by Miami Fire Rescue personnel.
Witnesses said a Jeep struck the bicyclists. It was later seen being towed away.
“As I got closer, you know, you see the white sheet over the body,” said David Winker, who drove past the scene. “I’ve seen a lot of things, but it’s upsetting.”
One person was detained for questioning and the causeway was shut down temporarily, police said.
Authorities confirmed Monday morning that no one was arrested.
“Car was pretty banged up,” Winker said. “You could see that the airbags had gone off and you could see in the pictures there is damage to the car -- like it hit hard.”
The Jeep was seen with heavy damage to the hood and windshield.
A Local 10 News crew was at the scene as a man, who is believed to have been the driver of the Jeep, was speaking with detectives.
He later ran away from our cameras.
The victims’ identities have not yet been released.