MIAMI — Tragedy struck early Friday morning as twin three-year-old siblings were found unresponsive in a car parked along Interstate 95 in Miami. The female driver, who was critically injured, jumped off an overpass when police arrived at the scene, according to authorities.
The incident caused traffic congestion north of Downtown Miami and resulted in delays for commuter trains.
The Miami-Dade County Police received multiple 911 calls around 2 a.m. reporting the discovery of the children, a boy and a girl, in the backseat of a car parked on the Golden Glades Interchange, the busy intersection where I-95 intersects with Florida’s Turnpike. Good Samaritans at the scene were attempting CPR when police and fire-rescue teams arrived.
In a shocking turn of events, the woman driver leaped off the overpass, landing on train tracks several feet below. Emergency services rushed the children to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The woman, whose relationship to the children remains unknown, was also transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Detective Andre Martin addressed reporters, stating that investigators are currently working to piece together the details surrounding this tragic incident. No names have been released, and authorities have not disclosed any potential cause of death.
The investigation has disrupted traffic flow and significantly delayed commuter trains in the area. Investigators continue their efforts to gather more information about the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking event.