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1 dead, 1 injured in wrong way crash on Dolphin Expressway

A car traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes collided with another vehicle resulting in a fiery crash on the 836.
A car traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes collided with another vehicle resulting in a fiery crash on the 836.

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol is investigating what resulted in a fiery crash Saturday morning on the westbound lanes of State Road 836 after they say a driver was traveling the wrong way on the Dolphin Expressway.

According to the preliminary investigation, around 7 a.m. the driver of a black Hyundai was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836) in the area of 17th Avenue. That’s when the car collided with a white Nissan sedan head-on resulting in a fiery crash.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene, while the alleged wrong-way driver was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.


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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.

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!