A hit-and-run car crash in Florida killed three people, including a social media influencer, officials said.
Alexandra Doolin, known on Instagram and TikTok as “Ali Spice,” was among those killed when a Toyota Tacoma traveling the wrong way on State Route 44 collided with a vehicle she was traveling in shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, her father said. Fox 35 Orlando.
Ali’s father, James Dolin, said his daughter had just visited for Thanksgiving and that he last spoke to her on Saturday when they were planning another visit for Christmas.
“It still isn’t real. We still have moments of disbelief,” Dolin said.
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“I think with my daughter you always take a lot of pictures. But man, we took a lot of pictures during Thanksgiving, and who knew those were the last pictures we’d ever take?” he added.
The Florida Highway Patrol said she and two other passengers in their Infiniti were killed at the scene. The person driving the Infiniti survived serious injuries.
Fox Orlando said the driver of the Toyota Tacoma fled the scene on foot. Authorities found one surviving occupant inside the Tacoma.
“I just want to see justice,” Dolin said.
The father said the family had seen an outpouring of support and tributes for his daughter on social media.
“We all knew she was big, but oh my gosh, I had no idea how big she was even from this family and their social media world,” Dolin said. “It’s unbelievable to know how interested perfect strangers can be in our 21-year-old daughter.”
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Dolin said the family has received messages of condolence and letters offering flowers and food.
The 21-year-old social media star started her college studies majoring in fashion design but dropped out when she started modeling.
“She was a hard-working young lady who made her own entrepreneurial path…and she did it on her own,” Dolin told Fox Orlando. “She knew how to mix a message to help people, she knew when she needed it, and I don’t know if you want to name it to spice it up and get more eyeballs.”
Then, she also garnered a huge following on social media, including more than 919,000 followers on TikTok.
“She built up a following on purpose, so she had a voice, and then when she had that voice, she used the voice to try and help the girls,” Dolin said.
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The latest post on her Instagram account, which has more than 90,000 followers, says the Dulin family is cooperating with police to locate the suspect. The circular also discourages people from wrongly accusing anyone of the crime amid the ongoing investigation.
“Alina does not want anyone to use social media as a way to harm someone by accusing them of the crime that took their life. Our family is working with the Florida Police to solve this crime,” the post read. “Please let them do their work and don’t rip anyone off because you think someone did it.”
She added, “We have full confidence that the person responsible will be apprehended. If you have information that you think is valuable, give it to the Florida Police. Let’s only release what we know is true. At this time we don’t know who did this or if the driver was disabled at the time.” that time “.
“Our family thanks you all for your love and support of Ali. We can’t believe she’s gone,” the post concluded.
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Investigators are still searching for a suspect and are working to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle, which has been impounded.
It was not immediately clear if the suspect was affected by drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.
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