1 person dead, 6 others injured in southwest Miami-Dade crash

Wrong way wreck kills 1, hospitalizes 6
Wrong way wreck kills 1, hospitalizes 6

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – One person was killed and six others were hospitalized after a crash in southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday.

The crash took place around 4:30 p.m. on Quail Roost Drive.

Witnesses say a white Mercedes SUV was driving the wrong way down the street, possibly for several blocks, before colliding head-on with other vehicles just west of Florida’s Turnpike.

The SUV ended up on its side.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho confirmed that the Mercedes was heading east in the westbound lanes of Quail Roost Drive.

He said one of the vehicles that was involved in the crash was a white Hyundai sedan with a father and son inside. The son, a 58-year-old man who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died at the scene, Camacho said.

He said the father was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Five others were also hospitalized.

In total, troopers say five cars were involved and 10 people.

Julissa Mendoza and her family live nearby and were inside their home when it all happened.

“We heard a loud bang,” Mendoza said. “We were worried, like, ‘What was the sound?’ So we went outside to check and we saw cars outside that had crashed, one into the tree.”

At this point, it’s unclear why the driver in the SUV was driving the wrong way.

The conditions of the driver and other victims are unclear at this time.

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