MIAMI — A South Florida rapper was among three people killed when a vehicle crashed into a Miami duplex and burst into flames, authorities said.
Ernesto Enrique Carralero, 23, who rapped professionally under the stage name OhTrapstar, was in the vehicle when it crashed into the building, overturning and bursting into flames, according to the Miami Police Department.
Carralero was known for his songs “Choppa” and “1%,” according to People. “Choppa” was released in 2017 and has 10 million views on YouTube, according to WPLG-TV.
Also killed were Bayle Pricilla Bucceri, 22, and Candido Miguel Barroso-Nodarse, 22, WSVN-TV reported.
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Officials said the victims’ BMW was traveling westbound when the driver lost control and crashed into the duplex, according to the television station. The car flipped and was engulfed by flames.
Five people were inside the duplex when the vehicle struck the building at about 5 a.m. EDT, WTVJ-TV reported.
“What woke me up is the wall. When it dropped on me I was sleeping. I just woke up and then I see the fire,” Jackner Surlin, 23, who lives in the duplex, told the television station. “And I got out of the house and I see the car that broke the wall and had the fire in it.”
“Two of the occupants were still trapped inside of the vehicle when we first arrived, and once we were able to extinguish the fire, we were able to remove the other two occupants, and unfortunately they were pronounced deceased here on the scene,” Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said, according to WSVN.
The third man who was in the vehicle was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.
Friends told WTVJ that Barroso-Nodarse was a valet at a Miami Beach hotel. Investigators said that Bucceri was from Oklahoma.
Carralero had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram.
“He was a good, kind-hearted person. He never did bad,” the rapper’s manager, Dariens Martin, told WTVJ. “Just hearing all this happen to him, it tore me. I don’t believe it.”
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