MIAMI (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating a crash that left two women dead in Miami.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene along the westbound Julia Tuttle Causeway ramp to northbound Interstate 95, just before 5:30 a.m., Monday.
7SkyForce HD flew above the scene where a mangled silver Nissan could be seen wrapped around a tree just off the highway.
According to FHP troopers, the woman behind the wheel of the Nissan lost control while making a right turn on the ramp, causing the vehicle to hit the concrete barrier wall.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger inside the vehicle was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she later succumbed to her injuries.
“I guess you never know. Maybe they were heading home, just like myself,” witness Kirk Francis said.
Francis said he was praying for the best after he saw the two women in the totaled silver Nissan and called 911.
“Basically, I was heading home, and I came around the corner. I passed it at first. I saw the car, and I was like, from the corner of my eye, like, ‘Wait a minute, that don’t look right,’ so I actually backed up, and when I came back I saw that there were two young ladies inside. It didn’t look good. They didn’t look good at all,” Francis said.
The on-ramp was closed for several hours.
It reopened just before 11 a.m.
Investigators have not yet released the women’s names.
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