Four people were killed and three others were injured in a crash
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the violent accident occurred at Northwest 79th Avenue and Flagler Street. The officers were sent to the scene at about 3:53 am.
According to FHP, the four victims, a woman and three men, were traveling in a blue Hyundai Elantra. One of these victims was ejected from the car at the time of the collision. And announced the death of the four at the scene.
“People reported it was a very violent incident,” said FHP Trooper Joe Sanchez, “Once the soldiers responded to the scene, and Miami Dade also responded to the scene, we learned that we had an accident that people lost their lives.”
The second car involved was a black Chevy Tahoe with three 16-year-old boys in it.
FHP said the fatal accident occurred when the blue Elantra driver was turning left into Flagler Street from 79th Street at a flashing red light.
At the same time, the Tahoe driver entered the intersection with a flashing yellow light. Investigators say this happened when the vehicles collided.
Firefighters in Miami-Dade confirmed that all four Hyundai passengers died at the scene. “One adult female and three males,” said Sanchez. “The Tahoe passengers, who turned thirteen years old, were taken to Kendall Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
The Tahoe passengers have been taken to Kendall Regional Hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries.
FHP is looking at alcohol / drugs and excessive speed as a contributing factor to the accident.
Miami-Dade Police and FHP were both on site investigating.
The officers were seen obstructing the traffic in the early morning in both directions as parts of the two cars were scattered on the road.
Officials said they did not disclose any names of the victims or those involved in the accident at this time.