Alexandra Lefler accused of causing I-95 wrong-way wreck that killed 5
Lefler, family of 4 killed in crash Wednesday morning
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Local 10 News is uncovering more details about a 23-year-old woman accused of causing a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 early Wednesday that resulted in five deaths, including her own.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Alexandra Lefler was driving a white pick-up truck in the northbound lanes of I-95 at Miami Gardens Drive when she sideswiped one car and then hit another head-on, killing a family of four in that car and herself.
A friend of Lefler's told Local 10 News that she lived in South Florida for several years before moving to San Francisco.
A neighbor who said he grew up with Lefler said she was in town for the holidays.
"I will miss you Alex, now you are with your dad," one friend wrote on Lefler's Facebook page.
Troopers said Miguel Gil, 47, and his mother, Gisela Egui Hernandez, 71, had just picked up his sister, Dr. Gisela Gil-Egui and brother-in-law, Jose Martin Labrado, 47, from Miami International Airport after they arrived from Connecticut when they were struck by Lefler.
Lefler's truck overturned upon impact and all five people were killed in the crash. Troopers said the two passengers in the back seat of the car were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.
Authorities said another victim, Katherine Warsch, 27, suffered minor injuries after she crashed into a median while narrowly avoiding being hit by Lefler.
Joao Carabajal, 58, whose car was sideswiped by Lefler's truck, also suffered minor injuries.
FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez said it’s unclear where Lefler got on to the highway and whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
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