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.
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.