DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two people were killed in an early Wednesday morning crash in Daytona Beach that wasn't discovered until hours later, authorities said Wednesday.
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The crash happened on Tomoka Farms Road near Interstate 95.
According to Daytona Beach Police, a passerby called at about 7:20 a.m. to report seeing a car and two bodies in a wooded area just off the roadway.
BREAKING: Here is video of the double fatal crash scene in Daytona Beach on N. Tomoka Farms Rd. @NicoleNews13 is on her way there. @DBCops1 is investigating. @MyNews13 @MyNews13Traffic pic.twitter.com/sIQOtyK2Vm— Erin Murray News 13 (@emurray1) April 10, 2019
Officers found a 2010 Lincoln at the scene and two people who appeared to have been partially ejected. Daytona Beach Police Deputy Chief Jakari Young said during a news conference that the victims are a man and woman.
The crash victims were later identified as Latonia Evette Williams, 45, of Daytona Beach, and Yancey Demarth Axon, 42, of DeLeon Springs. Police said Williams was the driver, and the car was registered to her.
At first, Young said the woman did not have gunshot wounds as initially thought.
Young said the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, the results of which won't be back until Thursday at the earliest.
He said speeding was likely the main factor in the crash.
Deputy Chief Young says a man and woman were killed in the crash on Tomoka Farms Road. TThey have not been able to identify the victims yet. He says the crash happened early in the morning, but not seen until daylight. He believes speed was the cause of the crash @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/HRybI9zMeb— Nicole Griffin (@NicoleNews13) April 10, 2019
The crash shut down parts of Tomoka Farms Road, as well as Dunn Road.
Anyone who may have seen the crash happen is asked to contact Daytona Beach Police.