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Head-on crash kills 3, injures 1 on Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens

Crash killing 3, injuring 1 shuts down Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens
Crash killing 3, injuring 1 shuts down Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers shut down Okeechobee Road in both directions for several hours after a fatal crash on Friday night at Northwest 95th Street in Hialeah Gardens.

According to FHP, the driver of a silver Nissan was traveling northbound when the driver of a black Chevy that was heading southbound crossed over the median and slammed head-on into the Nissan.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel arrives at Jackson Memorial Hospital with an injured victim of a crash on Friday in Hialeah Gardens. (SKY 10)

Three people died: The drivers of both cars and the front passenger of the Nissan. A backseat passenger who was also in the Nissan was injured and is listed in critical condition.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel airlifted the injured victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Investigators are still working to uncover what caused the driver of the Chevy to cross over the median.

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About the Authors:

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.

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.