Investigators focus on wrong-way driver in crash leaving 1 dead, 6 injured
SOUTH MIAMI HEIGHTS, Fla. – Investigators were working on Monday to figure out why a driver was going the wrong way while causing a Sunday afternoon five-vehicle crash that left a 58-year-old man dead in Miami-Dade County’s South Miami Heights area. According to Lt. Alex Camacho, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a white Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Quail Roost Drive. Camacho said the five-vehicle crash was east of Southwest 113th Avenue, and west of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, also known as State Road 82.1Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel found the man dead and six injured who needed to be treated at nearby hospitals.
Elderly woman dies in southwest Miami-Dade car crash
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A southwest Miami-Dade roadway was blocked off with police tape Tuesday morning after an elderly woman was killed in a crash. Police said the driver ran off the road after colliding with another vehicle and struck a tree around 9:30 a.m. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and was not injured, authorities said. The victim’s granddaughter identified the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, as her grandmother, 81-year-old Olga Choza. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Traffic Homicide unit.