Published: Jan 02, 2011 11:15 PM EST
Updated: Jan 02, 2011 8:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) - Police are searching for a driver who reportedly limped away from a crash that killed three people in Miami.

Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll says a blue van crashed into a Honda Civic early Sunday in the city's Little Haiti neighborhood.

Shortly before the crash, police had issued an alert about the van, which had been spotted speeding erratically.

Carroll says the car's 23-year-old male driver and two young women in the back seat were killed. A 59-year-old male passenger is hospitalized in serious condition. None of their names have been released.

A witness told investigators that the van's driver abandoned his vehicle and limped away.

Carroll says the car was towed to the medical examiner's office, where the bodies will be removed from the wreckage.

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