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2 killed, pregnant mother, 5 children injured in northwest Miami-Dade crash

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A fiery head-on crash killed two people and injured six on Thursday evening in Miami-Dade County.

The driver of an Infiniti was traveling the wrong way just before midnight on Northwest 79th Street at 10th Avenue in the West Little River area, witnesses told police.

The Infiniti crashed into a Chevy and burst into flames killing the two people inside. A pregnant mother and her five children were in the Chevy. They survived.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took the mother and her children to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

The mother of the pregnant woman said her son found out about the fatal crash on Facebook and called her.

“I jumped in my car, I parked my car on 79th and Seventh Avenue, jumped out of it, ran to the police,” she said. “The police said I can just take the car and drive slow and come up, so I drove the car up and they say everybody (is) going to the hospital.”

She said at least one of her grandchildren needed surgery and they were all expected to recover.

It’s still unclear what caused the driver of the Infiniti to lose control of the vehicle, but Detective Alvaro Zabaleta confirmed that the driver had changed lanes into oncoming traffic.

The father of the driver of the Infiniti was distraught outside of Jackson Memorial Hospital after learning that he was dead. He said he was 27 years old.


About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

Lisa Hendry is an Executive News Producer at WPLG-Local 10, overseeing more than five hours of news each weekday morning.