Bicyclist, Driver Killed in Fiery Crash in Miami

A bicyclist and the driver of a stolen car were killed after the car struck the bicycle, then crashed into a tree in Miami Monday night in a "gruesome and violent" crash, officials said.

The fiery crash happened in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and 54th Street around 7:25 p.m.

According to Miami police and fire officials, the car, a black Infiniti reported stolen out of Sunny Isles hit and dragged the bicyclist about a block before slamming into a tree. The car burst into flames, killing the driver and cyclist.

"Unfortunately for that cyclist, he was dragged along with the vehicle as he lost control onto 53rd street," said Miami police spokesman Freddie Cruz.

Eight Miami Fire Rescue units responded but were unable to save the driver or cyclist.

"This has got to be one of the most gruesome and violent crashes that I have seen in my career," said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. "This bicyclist sustained severe trauma to the body, really too gruesome to even try to describe."

No other injuries were reported. The driver and bicyclist haven't been publicly identified.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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