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1 killed in early-morning crash in northwest Miami-Dade

Police blocked off a roadway in northwest Miami-Dade Friday morning following a crash involving two vehicle.
Police blocked off a roadway in northwest Miami-Dade Friday morning following a crash involving two vehicle.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police blocked off a roadway in northwest Miami-Dade Friday morning following a fatal crash involving two vehicles.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 82nd Street.

A white car with significant damage had a tarp next to it and a black car that was nearby was still in tact with minor damage to the front.

A woman who witnessed the crash told Local 10 News that she saw one car driving without its lights on at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the second vehicle

“To think that somebody’s child died in there. It’s very touching, you know what I mean?” she said, holding back tears. “I have a son so I wouldn’t know how to react to that.”

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said one person was already dead when they arrived and the other suffered minor injuries.

A woman at the scene told Local 10 News that her cousin, Timothy Cephus, was in the white car.

She said he’s in his 20s and lives about two blocks away from the crash site.

Miami-Dade police are investigating to determine what led up to the crash.


About the Author:

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!