2 men dead after 17-foot boat collided with 51-foot yacht on Biscayne Bay, police say

Two men died in a Miami-Dade hospital after the small boat they were on collided with a 51-foot yacht in Biscayne Bay, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife officials.

The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. Sunday off waters near Homestead, Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue said.

The collision involved a Azimut yacht with seven people on board and a 17-foot Key West center console boat with two men on board, police with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission noted. The cause of the accident is unclear.

Both the driver and passenger on the Key West vessel were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, where they died, according to Arielle Callender, a fish and wildlife police spokeswoman.

Andrea Rudchenco, a Fire Rescue spokeswoman, said the men were airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center.

Callender added the crash remains under investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.