Longtime Coworkers Killed by BMW Slamming Through Red Light

Two coworkers carpooling to work were killed when a BMW tore through a red light, hitting their car over the weekend.

Sandra Liberice and Nerlye Sainvil, both of Brooklyn, were driving to their overnight shift Saturday night, as they had for six years, when they were hit.

A video obtained by the New York Daily News shows Sainvil's car driving east on Flatlands Avenue in East New York after the light turned green around 10:50 p.m. A BMW driving south on Pennsylvania Avenue slammed through a red light, hitting their car, the video shows.

Both women died before being taken to a hospital, the newspaper reported. Two men in the BWM left the car and ran away.

Police a are still searching for a suspect involved in a hit and run in Newark that killed a grandfather. NBC New York's Ida Siegal reports.

“I know God is gonna deal with them,” Mirlene Sainvil, a niece of Nerlye Sainvil's, said of the men who fled. “I leave them in God’s hands. Because she had a very big family and we’re a praying family.”

Police are still searching for the men.

Liberice, 51, and Sainvil, 58, worked an overnight shift as caregivers at a group home for children with disabilities, the newspaper reported. Both women were natives of Haiti and had lived in New York City for many years.

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