Three teenagers were killed and one teen was critically injured early Tuesday when the stolen, speeding car they were in went out of control, launched into the air and smashed into the roof of a turnpike toll plaza.
All four passengers were ejected in the single-car crash at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky.
Two died on the highway. A third died later Tuesday morning at Broward Health North. A fourth remains in that hospital in critical condition.
Late Tuesday, FHP named Matthew Farid Bryan, 17, and Kevin Farid Bryan, 18, as two of the three passengers who died. On Wednesday, the third person was identified as Yostein Martinez, 18. The critically injured teen was identified as Cesar Pina, 19.
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No one in the toll plaza building was injured.
“One of the occupants ended up in the northbound through lanes, one ended up on the roof (of the toll plaza), and two other ones ended up outside the vehicle,” Wysocky said at the scene.
The car, which had been reported stolen out of Miramar Oct. 16, hit the roof of the toll plaza near McNabb Road in North Lauderdale and took out an air-conditioning unit.
For hours, the flipped car remained at the plaza as troopers investigated.
Tuesday morning’s rush hour began with the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike shut down form Commercial Boulevard to Atlantic Avenue. The SunPass lanes reopened around 7:30 a.m.
Miami Herald staff writer Carli Teproff contributed to this report.