Two girls aged 12 and 14 were killed and five children were injured after a stolen car crashed and turned to railroad tracks in Pompano Beach on Sunday, said Broward Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the driver of the vehicle, a Toyota sedan, was heading west on Northwest 15th Street when the car was angry by the road, broke into a metal crossing arm and landed on the CSX tracks west of Interstate 95.
All in The car was between 12 and 14 years old, said deputies.
Two of the girls are dead. The other five – one boy and four girls – were taken to the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
From kl. On Sunday, the sheriff's office had not released the children's identities. Family members outside the hospital identified one of the deceased girls like 1
"I'm just asking for Teeana, when she recovers and can manage to lose her sister," Debra Lesane, the girl's grandmother, told WSVN-Ch. 7.
A candle guard is scheduled at 19:00. near the crash site, 1100 NW 15th St in Pompano Beach.
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie tweeted condolences Sunday. "Our prayers and compassion for our families and society fools on this terrible loss," said his tweet.
No information was available about where the children were, where the car was stolen, who drove or how the children knew each other
The traffic murder investigator looks at the cause of the crash.
Northwest 15th Street remained closed for vehicles between 900 and 1200 blocks on Sunday.
Rail traffic on the tracks was also stopped until the car was able
At noon, an Amtrak train slowly made its way along the tracks that crews worked to replace the injured signal tower that fought in the crash.
Pompano Beach resident Otis Hunter said he knew the parents of one of the children who had been killed in the crash.
"I heard the mother let the children out of the movies," he said. "Some wild children picked them up and they never made it home."
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