One woman was killed and another was injured in a fiery two-car crash in Miami early Friday that happened shortly after one of the drivers fled from police, officials said.
The took place just after 4 a.m. near the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 82nd Street. Miami Police responded to the scene, with chopper footage showing both vehicles suffering major damage.
Cellphone footage showed at least one of the cars engulfed in flames as rescue workers arrived at the scene.
One woman in her 20s died at the scene while a second woman in her 20s was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition, according to Miami Police. Their identities weren't released.
Witness Kimbrick Jordan said he was on his way to work when he saw the crash.
"Looking at the flames I knew I couldn’t do anything. But it’s like damn, I really wish I could do something about it," Jordan said. "Knowing that something this tragic happened to someone this needed not to happen to, or who was on their way home."
Officials said the incident began in North Bay Village when an officer spotted a car traveling at a high rate of speed.
An officer tried to stop the car but the driver fled, and the officer broke off the chase due to the department's no-pursuit policy, officials said.
A short time later, the same car was involved in the fatal crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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