Police are investigating a fiery fatal crash involving a car and a dump truck on Krome Avenue in southwest Miami-Dade County that left one man dead.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez reported that a Dodge Charger and a dump truck were both traveling south on Krome Avenue near Southwest 8th Street when the dump truck attempted to make a turn and collided with the car. The collision caused the rental car the man was driving to burst into flames, officials said.
Officials did not give an official statement saying why the dump truck could not avoid a collision with the car and they say the incident is still under investigation as they look into the actual cause of the crash.
Emergency crews reported that the driver was burnt to death in his vehicle before he could be rescued by authorities. The truck driver was not injured in the accident and remained at the accident scene to be questioned by officials.
“People need to be careful when they’re out here on Krome Avenue,” Sanchez said. Due to the crash, all southbound lanes of Krome Avenue were closed between kendall Drive and Southwest Eight street.
Police are still investigating the incident to see if speed was a factor in the crash.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “Rear-end accidents are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. Often, when a person is rear-ended they are completely taken off-guard and have not had an opportunity to brace for an impact. Rear-end accidents often lead to serious back and neck injuries. We hope that those involved receive the proper medical care.”
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