UPDATE: May 28, 2019 10pm

NBC 6 Miami made an update this evening identifying the 18 year old driver who died when his westbound Nissan struck an Infiniti that was making a left turn onto Curtiss Parkway.  The 18 year old was identified as Gian Carlos Moncada, a student at Miami Senior High.  The passenger in the westbound Nissan was also identified as a 17 year old student at Miami Senior High, but his identity has not yet been released.

NBC 6 reported that the driver of the Infiniti that was making the left turn onto Curtiss Parkway was identified as 46 year old Omar Amador Izquierdo.  According to the report, he is expected to recover from his injuries.

In the video below, an eyewitness driving behind the Nissan claims the accident was the fault of the left turn driver.  See the NBC 6 video below.

UPDATE: May 28, 2019 6pm

WPLG Local 10 is reporting that the two teens who died were students at Miami Senior High School.  WPLG is also reporting that one of the teens has been identified as Gian Carlos Moncada.

TRAGIC UPDATE: May 28, 2019 3pm

WPLG Local 10 is reporting that the two people who died on Memorial Day in the fatal fiery wreck on 36th street were Miami-Dade County Public School Students.  According to the report, both victims were teenage males:  one 17 years old and the second 18 years old.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the teenagers who lost their lives and the 3rd individual who was injured in this horrific accident.

POSTED:  May 27, 2019

Local News stations are reporting that two people were killed today and one person was seriously hurt along NW 36th Street and Curtiss Parkway at the edge of Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens after a fiery wreck that occurred around lunch time.  Based on WPLG video, the primary accident involved two small sedans one of which seems to hit a van after the initial impact.  (Scroll down and you’ll see video footage of the accident.)

The identities of the people involved in the accident have not yet been released.  Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, and Miami-Dade Police were at the scene.

Memorial Day Wreck
Photo Courtesy Jennifer Lynn Taylor / Mark Howren

Surveillance video captures the moment of impact courtesy of WPLG. 
Based on the video provided by WPLG, you can see a small eastbound vehicle attempting to make a left turn to head north on Curtiss Parkway.  That’s when another small westbound vehicle (which appears to have the green light in the video) clips the turning vehicle and spins it.  The westbound vehicle with the green light appears to impact a southbound white van that’s stopped on Curtiss Parkway, waiting to make a right turn.

Watch the video below:


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured and to the heart broken family members dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one.


Sadly, this is one year and one day after a driver was killed at around lunchtime on May 26, 2018 along 36th street, near Curtiss Parkway.  Last year, it was a single fatality and a single car accident when a black Lexus hit a pole killing the driver.  Click here to read more.


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