Man in wheelchair struck, killed by truck in Miami

Truck registered to Powerline Scrap Metal


MIAMI – A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a truck Tuesday in Miami.

The fatal crash happened Tuesday morning at Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street.

A body was covered by a white sheet in the middle of the intersection. A motorized wheelchair was on its side next to the body.

Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden spoke to a nurse who said the man was a patient at a long-term care facility a block away.

Miami police later identified the victim as Juan Abreu, 56.

Police said Abreu crossed into the path of the truck, which had a green light.

The truck was registered to Powerline Scrap Metal.

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