The four-door, silver Lincoln sedan was speeding on Northwest Seventh Avenue before it clipped a light post and crashed into a building. The car was reported stolen on Aug. 18. According to the Miami Police Department, the vehicle exploded immediately after impacting the wall.
The driver of the Lincoln ran away from the accident and left four passengers inside the burning car. One passenger died when the officers arrived.
Administrators cancelled classes at Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center for most of Tuesday.
According to witnesses, people at a nearby bus stop were barely missed by the speeding vehicle as it spun out of control and crashed into the campus entrance. One witness ran to the car to see if he could help. Pieces of the car scattered across the street and sidewalk.
As of Tuesday evening, the identities of the victims were not released. The three passengers were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to Miami police, one of the injured was in critical condition.
The driver later checked into Jackson Memorial where he was detained by police. The charges and the name of the driver were not immediately released.
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