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Driver killed after car splits in 2 in northwest Miami-Dade crash

A car was split in half Monday morning during a crash in northwest Miami-Dade, leaving the driver dead.
A car was split in half Monday morning during a crash in northwest Miami-Dade, leaving the driver dead.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A car was split in half Monday morning during a crash in northwest Miami-Dade, leaving the driver dead.

According to Miami-Dade police, a white Infiniti was traveling west on Northwest 82nd Street when the driver lost control and struck a pole. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel extricated the driver and took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

One woman who lives in the area told Local 10 News reporter Parker Branton that she head a “big boom” and then saw half of the car when she opened her front door.

Sky 10 was above the area of Northwest 82nd Street near Fifth Avenue shortly before 6:30 a.m. as one half of the car was laying against a pole, while the other was down the street and facing the opposite direction.

Miami-Dade police put markers on the ground to try and map out what the car collided with and what path it took before coming to a destructive end.

“I’m astonished,” the nearby resident said.

The driver’s identity was not immediately released.


About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.