CASSELBERRY, Fla. – The investigation into a fiery and deadly crash in Casselberry continues.
Three people died Monday morning when a car crashed into a tree near the intersection of Lake Drive and Park Drive. The 911 call came in at 6:35 a.m.
Casselberry police have identified two of the three victims. The driver was 26 year-old Alexander Rivera. In the front passenger seat was 22-year-old Samisoni Koroitamudu. Koroitamudu was a well known DJ in Orlando known as Big Makk.
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His cousin, Reed Abraham tells News 6 Big Makk was, "the best person I've ever met and I can't stress enough how kind of a soul he was and what talent we lost. He would want people listening to his music that's the best way we could celebrate his life and career".
Abraham said Big Makk was made to be a performer.
"Sammy has been performing since he was a little dude maybe like 3-4. He even used to sing and dance at Sea World. I often teased him about it. He was born to entertain," said Abraham.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in Monday's crash.
Joshua Moreland heard the crash when he was waking up for work.
"All of a sudden I heard two screeching tires and then after I heard screeching tires I heard almost like a big explosion," said Moreland.
Moreland said he and other people tried to help.
But the flames were overwhelming.
"About maybe 2 or 3 foot flames maybe 2 1/2 up the tree," said Moreland.
"There's been multiple fatalities besides this one just today," said Vanessa Simmons.
Simmons has lived near the intersection where the crash happened for 14 years.
She says there have been many close calls through the years.
"It's very dangerous. A lot of accidents happen. Like I said, this house right here a car has come in the living room right there before," said Simmons.
Simmons says a bus stop is near the crash site.
Normally, she hears them between 6:15 and 6:20 in the morning.
The crash happened just after 6:30.
"They usually sit right there around the little cemetery entrance. But it's not far from where that accident happened and it's pretty dark here in the morning so it could have been a lot more tragic," said Simmons.
Police have not released the name of the third victim in Monday's crash.
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