MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three people were killed when two cars collided in northwest Miami-Dade.
Striking new surveillance tape shows the horror of the crash. The tape obtained from a nearby business shows that the crash was so severe that shredded car parts were sent flying.
The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. Sunday. A Chevrolet Impala was heading north on NW 17th Avenue when it hit a southbound Toyota Corolla making a left turn at NW 119th Street.
The surveillance tape shows the Corolla slowing down to a near stop and shows the Impala does not stop and plows into the Corolla.
The three passengers in the Toyota, two men and a woman, were killed.
Mariza Araujo told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that one of the dead was her boyfriend 48-year old Ramon Castro and said they had been together for three years and were planning to get married in a few months.
“We are devastated. I never imagined something like this going to happen last night,” said Araujo. “I lost the man in my life – my husband. I don’t have words to describe what I’m going to do now.”
She said, “I lost my soul mate.”
Araujo said the two other people who died were Castro’s nephew, Antonio, and his nephew’s girlfriend Marisela.
The driver of the Toyota, 55-year old Paul Manreza, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the Impala, 32-year old Shikeena Hasty, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police said Hasty has a record and she’s been previously arrested for battery, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.
D’Oench spoke with her mother who told him this was not a good time and said she did not want to say anything on camera.
Miami-Dade Police said speed may have been a factor. Araujo spoke out about that.
“Please take it easy. It is not worth it. Now three innocent people are dead. Now they are not here because of her,” she said. “She should get what is coming to her. Ramon was my life. We were planning to get married in a few months.”
Miami-Dade Police have not charged or cited anyone in the accident. They say witnesses should call them if they think they can help them with the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS.