A head-on collision on Krome Avenue that killed three people apparently was caused by a driver traveling the wrong way, according to a preliminary investigation.
The crash on Sunday morning left three people dead, three others injured and two vehicles burned.
According to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez, an SUV and a small car collided at about 2 a.m. on Krome and Southwest 144th Street.
The impact was so severe that both vehicles ignited and were fully engulfed in flames, said Sanchez.
Those killed included a 15-year-old girl, Gisele Betancourt. The driver apparently going thte wrong way was her 19-year-old brother, Erick, according to the FHP. They were driving with three others in a Dodge SUV.
The SUV was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, according to FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez.
Two other people were killed in the car that was hit, a Chevy Cavalier.
When rescue crews arrived several passengers were trapped in the mangled cars.
Two people were confirmed dead at the scene and four others were taken to area hospitals two by air and two by ambulance. One of the passengers died at the hospital.