Investigators focus on wrong-way driver in crash leaving 1 dead, 6 injured

SOUTH MIAMI HEIGHTS, Fla. – Investigators were working on Monday to figure out why a driver was going the wrong way while causing a Sunday afternoon five-vehicle crash that left a 58-year-old man dead in Miami-Dade County’s South Miami Heights area.

According to Lt. Alex Camacho, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a white Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Quail Roost Drive.

Camacho said the five-vehicle crash was east of Southwest 113th Avenue, and west of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, also known as State Road 82.1

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel found the man dead and six injured who needed to be treated at nearby hospitals.

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Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.