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Two Florida sisters killed on way to grocery store

April 18, 2021 GMT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two sisters were killed in a hit-and-run crash on their way to a Florida grocery store, police said Sunday.

Lt. Jeff Spears, a spokesman for the Palm Bay Police Department, said “their car was hit with such force that it essentially disintegrated. It rolled over several times.”

Noemi Hammen, 61, and Maria Ramirez, 58, were turning into the grocery store Saturday night when a speeding car slammed into them, flipping their vehicle multiple times.

One of the sisters was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at the hospital.

The speeding car fled the scene. Witnesses told Florida Today the car may have been racing another car and left the accident site with noticeable damage. The car appeared to be dragging its front bumper along the pavement.

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Police were looking for surveillance video to help locate the driver.