1 killed, 2 others injured in head-on collision on Northwest Seventh Avenue

Police say Kia crossed into opposite lanes of traffic, collided with BMW

MIAMI – A fatal crash closed a stretch of Northwest Seventh Avenue in Miami for several hours Monday morning.

The head-on collision occurred early Monday on Northwest Seventh Avenue near Northwest 77th Street.

"I see a lot of shootings in this area, but not fatal car accidents," Joseph Tombs, who lives nearby, said. 

Miami police spokesman Officer Michael Vega said a silver Kia was traveling north on Northwest Seventh Avenue when it swerved into the southbound lanes and collided with a red BMW.

Vega said one person in the Kia was killed, while a man and a woman were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

"This is life-changing, so I feel really bad for them," Tombs said.

Northwest Seventh Avenue was closed in both directions between Northwest 69th and Northwest 79th streets for several hours after the crash. All lanes reopened shortly before 11 a.m.  

Authorities are investigating why the driver of the Kia swerved into the southbound lanes.

It slows me down, like, make sure I fasten my seat belt and drive safely," Tombs said.