Lamborghini driver, passenger killed in crash; other driver critical
Photo from Lakeland Police
LAKELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A Kissimmee woman and a passenger in the Lamborghini she was driving were killed Sunday after the car crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle, police said.
The driver of the second vehicle was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Tiffany A. Beene, 24, and Samuel Jonathan Hampton, 24, of Winter Haven died after the crash on University Boulevard, Lakeland Police said.
Beene is the daughter of Michael and Roxanne Beene, who founded Kissimmee missionary group Faith In Action.
According to investigators:
Beene and Hampton were traveling westbound in a green 2008 Lamborghini when it crossed over the center median on University Boulevard and collided with a white 2013 Nissan.
Four people were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where Beene and Hampton died. Linh C. Luu, 38, of St. Petersburg, is in critical condition at the hospital. Tan P. Phan, 22, of Pinellas Park, a passenger in the Nissan, was treated and released.
All victims were wearing seat belts, and an investigation is ongoing, police said.
Kayla Beene is Tiffany's younger sister. She explained how they were raised, "under the mentality and idea of how to be the Gospel, and you be the Gospel with your life. You live it out, you are love."
Kayla said her sister was very focused. "My sister had one purpose and one desire in her heart and mind, and that was to see her friends saved and to see the world know Jesus."
Sunday afternoon, Tiffany was hanging out with Hampton, identified as a close family friend. Family members said he let Tiffany drive his Lamborghini at a car club meet up.
Kayla said friends of Tiffany and Sam were present when the crash happened. She believes she knows why her sister's life was cut short, adding that "God, in His mercy, took them, so that their friends might be part of a generation that is shaken awake and able to realize that we are not invincible."