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Questions remain after deadly Southwest Miami-Dade car crash that injured 3 people, including young child

Home surveillance video shows van speed by moments before fatal crash

Surveillance video shows van speed by moments before crash that killed 1 and injured 3 others
Surveillance video shows van speed by moments before crash that killed 1 and injured 3 others

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A deadly car crash in Southwest Miami-Dade claimed the life of one person and sent three others to area trauma centers.

Miami-Dade Police said the single-car accident happened along Southwest 238 Street, just east of the Florida Turnpike on Sunday at approximately 5 p.m.

Nashira Amundarian witnessed the crash and immediately called 911.

“I couldn’t sleep,” she said Monday. “This was tragic. To witness that, it was horrible.”

Local 10 cameras captured video of a silver vehicle with front end damage as it was flipped onto the driver’s side of the car.

One woman was trapped inside the vehicle and was rescued by fire rescue. She and another woman were ground transported to a local trauma hospital.

Local 10′s Layron Livingston learned that a 45-year-old woman was driving.

A 3-year-old child was airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center.

The 4th person involved in the crash, a 22-year-old male, died at the scene.

Southwest Miami-Dade car accident kills 1, injuries 3, including child

Another person that witnessed the crash was Fernando Quintero. He told Local 10 in Spanish that one of the doors of the vehicle was open as it traveled over the canal at Southwest 248th Street and 110th Avenue before landing on its side.

“When the car crashed, there’s a neighbor running,” Amundarian said. “He told me there’s a baby inside and there’s a couple fighting. They were fighting.”

Authorities said Monday that the driver, the 3-year-old and an 18-year-old remain hospitalized.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Witnesses are convinced that whoever was driving that van did not turn, did not slow down and had no plans of stopping.

“I don’t think it was an accident,” Amundarian said.

About the Authors:

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.

Layron Livingston made the move from Ohio's Miami Valley to Miami, Florida, to join the Local 10 News team.