MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 for almost five hours on Friday in Miami-Dade County.
According to FHP Lt. A. Camacho, a man walked onto the highway when the driver of an oncoming commercial landscaping truck struck him near Miami Gardens Drive.
Air Rescue North airlifted the man to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor later pronounced him dead. The driver of a tractor-trailer that was behind the truck also remained at the scene.
Troopers closed the highway during rush hour traffic to investigate the crash.
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Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.