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2 victims identified in Florida bridge collapse

Emergency personnel work at the scene of the collapse on Thursday. (WTVJ NBC6 via AP) Emergency personnel work at the scene of the collapse on Thursday. (WTVJ NBC6 via AP)

(RNN) - A student, 18-year-old Alexa Duran, and a bridge worker, Navaro Brown, were identified on Friday as victims who died in the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University.

The Miami Herald's Spanish-language paper, el Nuevo Herald, identified FIU student Duran after speaking to her father, Orlando Duran.

"She died when the bridge collapsed on top of her car," he said. 

The paper later identified Brown, who worked at Structural Technologies VSL. The company said it had two other employees in the hospital in stable condition.

A spokesman said he was on the bridge "providing installation support for our products." 

Duran was driving a Toyota SUV with her friend Richard Humble in the passenger seat when the bridge collapsed. Humble was able to get out of the car, another friend of the pair told the paper.

The friend, Manny Perez, told the paper Duran was "the funniest person I know" and "an awesome person."

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