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Elderly woman dies in southwest Miami-Dade car crash

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A southwest Miami-Dade roadway was blocked off with police tape Tuesday morning after an elderly woman was killed in a crash.

Sky 10 was above the area of Southwest 117th Avenue near 195th Street in the South Miami Heights neighborhood and spotted a yellow tarp covering the victim’s body, which was next to a black car with heavy front-end damage.

Police said the driver ran off the road after colliding with another vehicle and struck a tree around 9:30 a.m.

The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and was not injured, authorities said.

Heartbroken family members went to the scene, trying to find out what happened.

The victim’s granddaughter identified the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, as her grandmother, 81-year-old Olga Choza.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to perform an autopsy.

It’s unclear where Choza was going to or coming from.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Traffic Homicide unit.


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