|Published:||Dec 19, 2013 11:18 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 19, 2013 11:18 AM EST|
MIAMI (AP) - Three people have been killed in a crash about a mile north of the Florida's Turnpike in Miami.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/18T3d6Q ) reports the Florida Highway Patrol said one of the victims in Wednesday's crash was a 5-year-old girl.
Authorities say the driver of a northbound car lost control about 8:30 p.m., crossed the median and crashed head-on into a car traveling southbound on Okeechobee Road.
The southbound vehicle's driver was killed and the girl was airlifted to a local hospital, where she died. The Florida Highway Patrol says the other car burst into flames, killing the driver.
"The car was so burnt, we don't even know what kind it is," said FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez.
The newspaper reports that crews were not able to remove the driver's body from the wreckage. Both vehicles were taken to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office.
"It's bad. It is bad. I've been doing this for 25 years. And this is up there."
The three victims were not identified.
Sanchez said speed may be a contributing factor in the crash, adding that the stretch of Okeechobee Road has a history of racing. So far, he said there are no witnesses to the crash.
No further details were immediately available.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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