Shooting leads to multi-car crash that leaves 1 dead, 4 injured in Allapattah

Miami police say a man who caused multi-vehicle crash on Friday night was suffering from a gunshot wound and may have been trying to rush himself to the hospital.

MIAMI – Miami police say a man who caused multi-vehicle crash on Friday night was suffering from a gunshot wound and may have been trying to rush himself to the hospital.

Just before 9 p.m. Friday, police said the man traveled west from Third Avenue and 17th Street and hit three other vehicles, including one that was parked and unoccupied.

“It happened so fast, I didn’t really get a chance to see everything, but I was blessed enough to be there to help them stay calm and breathe,” a witness told Local 10 News.

Paramedics rushed the man to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he later died of his injuries. Four other people were injured in the crash and are still recovering, according to police.

A group of people who live nearby told Local 10 News on Saturday that they were related to the man, but didn’t know the details of what happened. They didn’t provide any further information.

Police have not indicated whether they believe foul play is suspected, but that they are investigating.


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Cody Weddle joined Local 10 News as a full-time reporter in South Florida in August of 2022. Before that, Cody worked regularly with Local 10 since January of 2017 as a foreign correspondent in Venezuela and Colombia.

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