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Driver burned to death in fiery crash on Krome Avenue

Krome Avenue closed between Kendall Drive, Southwest Eighth Street

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – One person is dead after a fiery crash involving a car and a dump truck in southwest Miami-Dade County.

The fatal crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Krome Avenue near Southwest 88th Street.

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez said the Dodge Charger and the dump truck were traveling south when the dump truck attempted to turn and collided with the car.

Sanchez said the car burst into flames, and the driver was burned to death. The driver was identified Friday as David Izaguirre Duran, 30, of Miami. 

"Right now we are investigating to determine if speed was a factor," Sanchez said.

A view from Sky 10 showed the charred car pressed against the back of the dump truck.

Sanchez said the Dodge Charger was a rental car, so investigators are working with the rental company to identify the driver.

Krome Avenue has recently been widened, making it safer. But Sanchez still encourages drivers to stay vigilant. 

"People need to be careful when they're out here on Krome Avenue," Sanchez said.

Local 10 News traffic reporter Nicole Perez said all southbound lanes of Krome Avenue were closed between Kendall Drive and Southwest Eighth Street.

Sanchez said the southbound lanes were closed for most of the morning.