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- A man is charged with killing a father and son during a crash on a Miami highway, and then stole a victim’s car to get away.
- Earl Lewis was booked into a Miami-Dade County jail on Sunday more than a month after the incident.
A Homestead man is charged with killing a father and son during a crash on a Southwest Miami-Dade highway — and then allegedly stealing one of the victim's cars to get away.
Earl Lewis was booked into a Miami-Dade County jail early Sunday, more than a month after 57-year-old Jose Eduardo Cepeda Luna and his 34-year-old son Cesar Eduardo Cepeda were killed.
Lewis has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with death, and one count each of driving with a suspended license and grand theft auto.
Police say Cepeda called his father for help Feb. 9 after crashing into a guardrail. After the father arrived, police say Lewis ran into the two men with his 2014 Camaro then stole Luna's SUV.
The SUV was found abandoned in Homestead and investigators matched DNA in the vehicle to 32-year-old Lewis, who was found at a hotel in Hialeah and was arrested in 2009 for attempted murder. That charge was later dropped.
Jail records didn't indicate whether Lewis has a lawyer.