A fatal crash on the Rickenbacker Causeway took the life of one and critically injured three others when the driver crashed into a palm tree Monday afternoon, police said.
Clinton J. O’Donohoe, 29, and his three passengers, Dayri Montero, 20, Ana Gonzalez, 24, and Balvino Soto, 33, were driving west around 3:30 p.m. when O’Donohoe lost control of his red 2012 Chevy convertible and struck a palm tree, police said Tuesday. The impact was so severe it broke the tree in half, police said. Moments after the accident, several bystanders began to help the four people and got them out of the car. Within minutes, the car was in flames, police said.
The good Samaritans tended to the victims until police and paramedics arrived.
The four were taken in critical condition to Ryder Trauma Center. O’Donohoe, who was possibly ejected upon impact according to police, died at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash, assisted or filmed during or shortly after it, to call Miami police at 305-603-6525.