WPLG Local 10 is reporting this morning the identities of the two teenage victims who died in the horrific car accident along NW 36th Street and Curtiss Parkway on Memorial Day. According to the report, the teenagers were high school seniors at Miami Senior High and were set to graduate next week.
Both teens were inside the Nissan that was traveling west on NW 36th street when the car struck an Infiniti that was making a left hand turn. The Nissan was the car that ended up hitting the traffic light pole and caught on fire. Both teens were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the WPLG report, the teens were identified as follows:
DRIVER / NISSAN:
Gian Carlos Moncada
18 year old male
Miami Senior High Graduating Senior
Thank you for taking the time to look at this post.
On May 27 2019, we lost two beautiful souls in a horrific car accident. Both were 18 years old and were ready to graduate high school, next week on June 5th, 2019. His family is going thru a tough time dealing with something so tragic, something so sad…something no one in a million years expected. Please help Gian’s family raise the money they desperately need to make sure their son’s memorial is unforgettable.
His name is Giancarlos Moncada, he was a senior at Miami senior high school. He had a family ready to see him graduate from high school and move on to better things. His family is in a dark place in their life at this moment trying to cope with everything that’s going on. Your time and help can make a huge difference. This page was started by us , Yhodelfy Duran & Destiny Cortez to help his family out financially. Please spread the word and please have some consideration to the families.
The money Donated will be completely given to the family of Gian Moncada, every dollar, every penny.
God bless you all.
PASSENGER / NISSAN:
18 year old male
Miami Senior High Graduating Senior
This GoFundMe is being enacted on behalf of the family of Kevin Davila who passed away as a passenger in an automobile accident Memorial Day 2019 (05.27.2019).
Words cannot describe the pain that 18 year old Kevin’s death leaves behind for his family and friends. Kevin’s presence was a light on all those who knew him. Kevin just celebrated his 18th birthday and was graduating from Miami Senior High next week. Kevin is survived by his parents Danny and Lissette and his two young brothers.
On behalf of Kevin’s family, we are looking to raise $10,000 to cover funeral expenses for Kevin’s family. All proceeds go to Kevin’s parents.
RIP Kevin. The world will never be the same without you, but we are all blessed for having known you.
DRIVER / INFINITI:
46 year old male
Expected to recover
Students at @miamiseniorhigh in Little Havana are mourning two classmates killed in a fiery crash on Memorial Day on NW 57th Ave. and NW 36th St. in Miami Springs. Yesterday students wore white in honor of Gian Carlos Moncada and Kevin Davila. pic.twitter.com/jcRdj9tPGu
— Madeleine Wright (@MWrightWPLG) May 29, 2019
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.
2 killed in Miami Springs crash were MDCPS students https://t.co/9Er9Pg5JKm
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 28, 2019
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.
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:
— Liane Morejon WPLG (@LianeWPLG) May 27, 2019
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Dos personas mueren y otra resulta herida en un accidente de tráfico en Miami Springs. El accidente ocurrió entre la calle 36 y la avenida 57 del noroeste de Miami. Las dos víctimas fallecieron al momento del choque del vehículo y el lesionado fue trasladado al Hospital Jackson Trauma en estado crítico. – – – Entérate de lo último en www.univision23.com #noticias23 #univision #noticias #miami
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) May 27, 2019
— BK11235 (@bkcivic04) May 27, 2019
At least 1 hurt in Miami Springs multi-vehicle crash https://t.co/J73L0pdMRY
— Latest News as it happens (@Social_Media_a7) May 27, 2019
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.
DEADLY ACCIDENT LAST YEAR
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.