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1 killed when car smashes into pole in southwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating a horrific crash Friday that occurred just in front of a gas station in southwest Miami-Dade.

Sky 10 was above the scene at South Dixie Highway and Southwest 232nd Street just before 10 a.m. One car involved in the collision had caught on fire after striking a pole but the fire had already been extinguished. The car was left charred and wrapped around the pole.

A red pickup truck nearby had visible front-end damage.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, three vehicles were involved in the crash and one person was killed. The driver of the pickup truck, however, told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that he and the other car that struck the pole were the only vehicles involved.

Sky 10 over scene of fatal crash in southwest Miami-Dade. (WPLG)

He said the driver of that car was speeding through the intersection when the crash occurred.

“I was making a left on 127th Avenue. He was coming off U.S. 1, which is South Dixie Highway, and he cut across and he was speeding. He was going so fast,” Lennox Loyd Bogle said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said they did not transport anyone involved in the crash to the hospital.

The nearby gas station was roped off with police tape after the incident.

Authorities have not released further details about the crash.

About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.