A family is searching for answers after a 14-year-old girl is in critical condition following a car crash that killed another teenager in Kendall.
Jazmin Keltz was the passenger of a speeding Audi that Miami-Dade police attempted to pull over early Wednesday morning. The driver, a 15-year-old boy, died after he lost control and crashed into a concrete pillar.
“We’re not sure at this point how this will all end,” said Michael Feiler, an attorney representing the Keltz family.
A 15-year-old driver has died and a 14-year-old was injured after he tried to flee police and then crashed in Kendall. NBC6’s Amanda Plasencia reports
Keltz is now in critical condition and is surrounded by family and friends, he said.
The 14-year-old is one of four children who all play sports. Feiler said he has known Keltz for years and they even talked about her becoming a lawyer one day.
“A beautiful young lady, very lively, very intelligent, always asking questions and always wanting to know something,” Feiler said. “She was kind of in the prime of her life and just figuring out where she wanted to go and what she wanted to do.”
Feiler is helping the family get through a difficult time, but he says they want answers and closure.
“They want to know what happened and why it happened and how it happened,” Keltz said. “We all want to see our children grow up and want the best for them, and in my personal experience there is no greater tragedy than this possibility of losing a child.
There is a GoFundMe to help the Keltz family.
Officials have not identified the 15-year-old, who died at the scene. Footage from the scene showed the badly damaged car lying on its side under the overpass, with car parts scattered across the road. The car’s apparent engine was also in the middle of the road, a few meters away from the car.
The crash is still under investigation. Miami-Dade police said investigators are checking to see if the 15-year-old had a driver’s license. He said the car involved appeared to belong to the 15-year-old’s mother, but she apparently did not know he had taken it.