‘It hit something and exploded into several pieces’: Motorcyclist fatally strikes woman, 6-year-old daughter

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate after they said a motorcyclist struck and killed two pedestrians Thursday evening.

According to a witness, the motorcyclist was going an estimated 80 to 100 mph when it struck Anelsy Alba, 33, and her 6-year-old daughter, Sheyla Ruiz. The two were taken to a hospital where they later died.

After the impact, the motorcycle continued moving down the road, hopped the center median into oncoming traffic and collided with a minivan.

“It zoomed by me and then I saw it hit something and (it) exploded into several pieces,” the witness said.

The mother and child did not use a crosswalk when they were crossing the street, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver of the motorcycle, Bryan Smith, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. It is unclear if he will face any charges.

Officials said the driver of the minivan is in good condition.

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