Two young women and a man who stopped on the road to help them are dead after police said another driver crashed into them on a Southwest Miami-Dade street.
Police said the two 17-year-olds, Carolina Agreda and Anapaula Saldana, were traveling northbound on Southwest 157th Avenue in a red Toyota Corolla when they collided with a gray Chevy Equinox traveling westbound on Southwest 56th Street around 3 a.m. Sunday. The two vehicles collided at the intersection and the Equinox spun and came to a final stop facing eastbound on the eastbound lanes, police said.
The two young women got out of the Corolla and a good Samaritan, later identified as 45-year-old Eduardo Hernandez, stepped out of a third vehicle to help them. While he was trying to help the women, police said a red KIA Forte coming westbound struck the Corolla and the pedestrians, killing the three on scene.
Police identified the driver of the Forte as 30-year-old Christopher Masferrer.
The impact from the second crash caused the Forte to strike the Equinox, where it came to a final stop.
The driver of the Equinox, 68-year-old Josefa Quinones, and Masferrer were taken to Kendall Regional Hospital's trauma center where their condition is unknown, police said.
When fire rescue and police arrived on scene, officials said they found one of the teenagers pinned under a vehicle and another on the roadway next to Hernandez.
They said speed and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but there is no confirmation yet. Charges are pending, police said.
Friends of Agreda and Saldana gathered Sunday night at their school, Miami Sunset Senior High, for a candlelight vigil.
"I know that she was just checking last week, on Friday, for her prom dress and all that," Saldana's aunt, Gisela Leysner said. "All her dreams got shot down just like in one moment, in one second."
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