Who is Maykoll Santiesteban? 15-Year-Old Charged as Adult After Hialeah Crash that Killed Two Women

A 15-year-old in Florida would be tried as an adult following a crash in Hialeah that killed two women.

Maykoll Santiesteban is facing multiple charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter and three counts of driving without a license.

The accident, which occurred when Maykoll went for a joyride in his father’s car with two 15-year-old friends, killed Yarnia Garcia Hernandez, 39, and her aunt, 71-year-old Gloria Hernandez. Hernandez’s mother, 65-year-old Liliana Hernandez Molina, remains in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center.

“State Attorney’s Office has decided to charge Maykoll Santiesteban with two counts of vehicular manslaughter, that’s vehicular homicide, and three counts of driving without a license causing death or bodily injury,” said Hialeah Police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez.

The 15-year-old faces 45 years in jail.

Seconds before Tuesday night’s crash, police said, the teen was speeding in his father’s Nissan car.

“The black box shows that, just two seconds prior to impact, he was traveling at 83 miles an hour in a zone where it was only for 30 miles an hour,” said Rodriguez.

The crash occurred near Southeast Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, at around 8 p.m.

Detectives said the teen took his father’s car out for a joyride with two 15-year-old friends.

Santiesteban was traveling southbound at high rates of speed with no stop sign. According to reports, the teen said Hernandez did not stop.

But police said video obtained by them shows that Hernandez’s car entered the roadway at a cross street after stopping at a stop sign and did not run it.

“In the video, it does clearly show that they stopped at the stop sign for more than a second, but either way, the vehicle that is traveling southbound is the vehicle that has the right of way. After stopping, she proceeds to go forward, and that’s when the impact occurred,” said Rodriguez.

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