Surveillance video was released Monday showing an explosion at a Miami gas station caused by a collision.
Miami Police and Fire Rescue responded to the deadly incident overnight Sunday. A white BMW struck a gas pump causing the vehicle to burst into flames.
At around 4 a.m., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami Police responded to fatal crash located at Northwest 27 Avenue and Northwest 17 Street.
A witness described the terrifying moments after impact, "It was total chaos. People were just panicking. The car was on fire, blazing, " said Joel Michel.
A Miami police officer was able to remove two occupants of the car that was on fire before Fire Rescue arrived, authorities say. Investigators say Felix Ramos, 22, was in the driver seat and transported to Ryder Trauma Center. His passenger was identified as 22-year-old Xavier Fabian. He was also taken to the hospital. Both men remain in critical, but stable condition.
"Witnesses say good samaritans, including Miami police, pulled two 22-year-old men from the car just in time," said Miami Fire Captain Ignatius Carroll.
Fire Rescue crews extinguished the fire and disconnected all power to the gas pumps.
Officials say an SUV was also involved in the crash. The SUV was found about a block away from the incident with two people inside. Police say the driver, 38-year-old Eric Barahona, and his passenger, 40-year-old Howard Lara were both killed in the crash.
Police believe speed and wet roads were a factor. Both vehicles were traveling in opposite directions.
Two other vehicles were involved in the accident to avoid the debis, but the occupants were not transported.