MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two people are dead after a car went off an overpass at the Golden Glades Interchange.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
Police say a black Mercedes was headed north towards the Golden Glades Park and Ride lot when the driver lost control, crashed through a concrete traffic barrier, hit a traffic sign and then plunged down into the southbound lanes of I-95 where the car landed upside down and burst into flames.
New cell phone video shows the couple going more than 130 miles per hour, a time before the fatal wreck.
Police say the driver was 21-year-old Troy Jozef Andrews.
Orlando Cabrera, a tow truck driver, said he had pulled over to take a nap when he heard a loud boom. He said he ran over to help and realized the woman was still alive.
“When I heard the crash, it was like a bomb. Because it’s from the second floor to the floor.”
“I helped the guy remove the one guy to the outside of the car. We got both guys outside the car. He moved the one outside to the road but the lady we couldn’t move her because she broke her bones,” added Cabrera.
Police say the woman later died. She’s been identified as 21-year-old Brooklyn Taylor Easter.
The southbound lanes on I-95 were shut down for hours as crews collected evidence and eventually towed away the heavily damaged car.
Investigators spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon disassembling the traffic sign as pieces fell from the interchange to the lanes below. The southbound lanes of I-95 have since reopened.
Doppler radar around the time of the crash showed steady rainfall. Police are investigating if weather was a factor.