Sisters, 58 and 61, heading to a grocery store are killed in horror hit-and-run crash ’caused by street racers’ in Florida
- Noemi Hammen, 61, and Maria Ramirez, 58, were killed in Palm Bay, Florida, on Saturday night
- Police say a Chrysler 300 and a black Mercedes may have been street racing when the former vehicle struck sisters’ Nissan near a supermarket
- Cops say the Nissan rolled over several times and ‘essentially disintegrated,’ causing severe injuries to Hammen’s face that made her nearly unrecognizable
- Chrysler fled the scene, but Mercedes remained and the driver cooperated with police
Two sisters traveling to a Florida grocery store over the weekend were killed in a hit-and-run crash involving suspected street racers.
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 Publix supermarket at 4711 Babcock Street at 8.30pm on Saturday when a speeding dark blue Chrysler 300 slammed into them, flipping their Nissan sedan multiple times.
Noemi Hammen, 61 (left), and Maria Ramirez, 58 (right), were killed in a hit-and-run crash possibly involving street racing in Palm Bay, Florida, on Saturday night
The sisters were traveling in this white Nissan on their way to a supermarket when a speeding car smashed into their vehicle, causing it to roll over several times
One of the sisters was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at the hospital.
‘She was my baby, she was my love, she was every to me,’ Ramon Villanueva, Hammen’s husband of 20 years, told Fox 35 through sobs.
Hammen’s family said the she suffered extensive injuries to her face, rendering her almost beyond recognition.
Hammen’s daughter Marcela Wilson broke down in tears, talking about her mother’s face.
Police say a Chrysler 300 and this black Mercedes may have been street racing at the time of the collision
One of the sisters was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other succumbed to her injuries at the hospital (pictured with Hammen’s children, right)
‘She was so beautiful,’ she said.
The Chrysler fled the scene. Witnesses told Florida Today the car was badly damaged and appeared to be dragging its front bumper along the pavement.
Police were looking into witness accounts alleging that the Chrysler had been racing a black Mercedes before striking the sisters’ Nissan.
The Mercedes remained at the scene. Its two occupants suffered minor injuries, reported ClickOrlando.com.
The driver of the Mercedes, who has not been named, was said to be cooperating with the investigation.
Hammen’s face was so severely injured that he family said she was rendered almost unrecognizable
Hammen’s family, including (L to R) husband, son, and two daughters, appealed to the driver of the Chrysler to come forward
Police were looking for surveillance video to help locate the driver of the Chrysler.
Wilson, Hammen’s daughter, made a direct appeal to the driver of the Chrysler: ‘Be a human being. Be decent and just come forward and face the consequence for what you did because you messed up. You killed two innocent people.’