1 killed in crash involving Jeep, Corvette in Miami Gardens

A driver died Thursday morning after his corvette collided with a Jeep in Miami Gardens, authorities said.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Miami Gardens.

The crash, which occurred at the intersection of Northeast Second Avenue and 199th Street, involved a black Jeep and a red Corvette.

Sky 10 was above the scene around 7:20 a.m. as authorities were placing a yellow tarp over a body inside the Corvette, which was heavily damaged.


Miami Gardens police later confirmed that the driver was killed in the collision.

“Car came right up to here and immediately killed him -- immediately killed him,” said Dorothy Giardina, who lives steps away from where the crash occurred.

The Jeep sustained some front-end damage.

Sal Giardina told Local 10 News there’s a crash in the area at least once a week, and said he’s repaired the fence in his yard more than a half dozen times after cars come crashing through.

He believes speed is the cause.

“When the people make a left turn at this corner, they look at the light, they see the light is green for them and they go, never realizing if somebody is coming up 60-70 mph, they can’t stop and this is what happens -- this is exactly what happened here,” he said.

The cause of the collision is under investigation and it’s not yet confirmed which driver was at fault.

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