A car crash about a mile north of Florida’s Turnpike in Miami has left at least three dead. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a five-year-old girl was one of the victims in the crash that occurred Wednesday. Authorities reported that a northbound driver lost control around 8:30 p.m., which caused the driver’s car to cross the median and smash head-on into a southbound vehicle on Okeechobee Road.
The driver of the car traveling south was killed and the young girl, who was a passenger in the car, was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The car that crossed the median burst into flames sometime upon or after impact, which killed the driver, reported the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP Spokesman Joe Sanchez stated that “the car was so burnt, we don’t even know what kind it is.” Media reports reveal that rescue crews were unable to remove the driver’s body from the vehicle’s remains. Both vehicles were moved to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office. The three victims in the crash were not immediately identified. Sanchez reported that speed may have been a cause of the crash, as that stretch of Okeechobee Road is known for racing. No witnesses to the collision have been located at this time.
3 killed in 2-car crash north of Miami, www.palmbeachpost.com December 19, 2013
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