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1 dead after wrong-way crash on Don Shula Expressway

FHP: Volkswagen traveling north in southbound lanes crashed into police cruiser, Jeep

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A wrong-way crash left a 69-year-old man dead and two others injured Friday afternoon on the Don Shula Expressway.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a white Volkswagen was heading northbound in the southbound lanes near Killian Drive when he crashed into a Miami-Dade police officer, before ricocheting into a white Jeep.

The driver of the Volkswagen died at the scene. The 49-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man were inside the Jeep. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took them both to Jackson South Medical Center. The officer also required medical attention.

One person was killed in this police-involved crash on the Don Shula Expressway.
One person was killed in this police-involved crash on the Don Shula Expressway. (WPLG)

“It’s a very tragic accident,” Detective Argemis Colome said. "But, again, the only good thing that we can see right now is it could have been a lot more vehicles due to the rush hour and being in an expressway where vehicles are not traveling 20 or 25 mph.”

Investigators are attempting to determine how the driver of the Volkswagen was able to get onto the highway traveling in the wrong direction.


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