A sun-filled birthday and spring break vacation in Miami turned to tragedy for Mariah Michelle Logan, 23, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Logan was a passenger in a rental car traveling with her girlfriends after a three-day vacation when a bizarre accident claimed her life on her way to the airport to return home to Illinois.
According to the Miami Herald, Logan was a passenger in the rear of a 2019 Hyundai Accent driven by Trina Frazier, 24, one of the girlfriends. Other passengers were identified as Aaliyah Frazier and Kenyatta Burch, both 23. The group of young women stated they were minutes away from pulling into the airport when Logan became playful. Her friends said she was hanging out the window “being silly” and yelled playfully “Bye Miami,” as the Hyundai changed lanes. Somehow Logan fell out the window of the sedan and was run over and crushed by a Range Rover driving behind the Hyundai.
The driver of the Range Rover stopped briefly after running over Logan and then quickly fled the scene. Police are now treating the hit-and-run as a homicide.
Lt. Alejandro Camacho, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, stated in a press release that drug and alcohol tests were administered to Trina Frazier, the driver of the Hyundai. It is expected that the results from those tests will take at least 90 days. At this time, police have no leads on the driver of the Range Rover that killed Logan.
Family members in Waukegan, Illinois, are in a state of shock over Logan’s death. According to ABC7 News in Chicago, Logan was one of 13 brothers and sisters. She worked as a mental health technician at the Ann Kiley Residential Center in Waukegan. The facility is a residence for people with developmental disabilities. Her family stated to the media that she loved her job and was a dedicated employee.