Police: 2 sisters killed in hit-and-run crash; search for suspect underway

Palm Bay police are looking for a vehicle believed to be involved in a double-fatal traffic crash.

Officers said the crash happened in the area of Palm Bay Road and Babcock Street on Saturday. A white vehicle was said to be turning into a Publix PLaza when it was hit.

Based on information from witnesses, traffic homicide investigators said they are looking for a dark blue Chrysler 300 that left the scene of the crash dragging its front bumper. Law enforcement are looking into whether the vehicle was racing.

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There are two reported fatalities and two others were transported with minor injuries. On Sunday, the victims were identified as Noemi Hammen, 61, and Maria Ramirez, 58. They were said to be sisters from the West Melbourne area. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Palm Bay Police Department or Crimeline at 1-800-432-TIPS (8477).

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