POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – Seven children, all between 12 and 14 years old, were in a stolen car early Sunday morning when it crashed and flipped over in Pompano Beach, killing two of the young people inside the Toyota sedan and leaving five others injured.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened right before 3:00 a.m.
“Apparently the vehicle was heading westbound on NW 15th street where they lost control, veered of the roadway, ended up striking one of the poles from a railroad track and ended up flipping over, landing on the railroad tracks,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion.
BSO says one person died on the scene and another died at Broward Health Medical Center. Both were girls.
The remaining five, four girls and one boy, were all transported to Broward Health Medical Center.
Debra Lesane says she rushed to the hospital after finding out two of the victims were her granddaughters.
“I’m really in a state of shock and just still praying for Teeanna that she recovers,” said Lesane.
She says her 12-year-old granddaughter died and her 13-year-old sister, Teeanna, was recovering.
“She’s doing really well considering the other children’s conditions. A couple of broken bones and injuries,” said Lesane.
BSO is asking anyone with information on what happened to give them a call.
“If anyone was in the area at the time and they may have some information provided to our detectives, we welcome that information,” said Concepcion.
BSO has not released the names and ages of the victims. The crash remains under investigation.
A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. near the crash site, 1100 NW 15th St. in Pompano Beach.