2 dead after personal watercraft crashes near Miami beach

Julio Monteiro and Sabrina Daniels

Two tourists are dead after their personal watercraft crashed into a bridge in a Florida bay near Miami Beach.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 30-year-old Julio Monteiro, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and his passenger, 34-year-old Sabrina Daniels, of Atlanta, were transported to a Miami trauma center after Monday evening's crash. Both later died from their injuries.

A commission news release says the watercraft was traveling near a causeway that connects Miami to Miami Beach and crashed into a concrete support for a bridge that leads from the causeway to a manmade residential island. Authorities say Monteiro and Daniels were ejected into the water.

The crash remains under investigation.