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Driver dies after crashing 18-wheeler into wall in backyard of home

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A truck driver has died after his 18-wheeler crashed into a concrete wall in the backyard of a home in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities confirmed.

The crash was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Southwest 127th Avenue and 51st Street.

A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman confirmed that one person was trapped inside the vehicle after the crash.

She said the victim was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert. He later died at the hospital.

Sky 10 over the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler in southwest Miami-Dade.
Sky 10 over the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler in southwest Miami-Dade. (WPLG)

The homeowner’s son told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that he was getting ready for work when he heard what sounded like thunder.

He said he looked out the window and then saw the damage that was left behind from the crash.

“I was really, really, really worried about what happened to the house, what happened to anything that we had in the yard,” Daniel Rocio said.

The truck had the name “Action Sod Landscape Garden” written on the side of it.

An employee who answered the phone at the company’s office told Wright that the driver’s name is Adelfo Acosta. She said he has worked for the company for about 30 years and is unresponsive at the hospital.

Both her and the homeowner were told that the driver went into cardiac arrest.

It’s unclear what caused the 18-wheeler to crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.


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