3 dead after fatal scooter crash in Miami Beach; highway reopened

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The investigation into a fatal crash that killed three people in Miami Beach caused traffic headaches for those attempting to use Interstate 195, also known as the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Traffic is now flowing in both directions after the eastbound lanes were shut down on the causeway, causing traffic problems at the height of the morning rush hour.

The situation began at around 5 a.m., Tuesday, where a motorcycle crashed into a scooter, which then crashed into a fisherman standing on the side of the road.

7SkyForce HD flew over the scene on the causeway, just after Biscayne Boulevard, where two body bags were seen along with a destroyed scooter that was in the middle of the roadway.

Florida Highway Patrol was also called to assist Miami Beach Police during the investigation.

Officials shutdown all lanes on I-195 eastbound, past Biscayne Boulevard, due to the early morning investigation. They reopened about five hours later.

While the lanes were closed, delays affected other highways in Miami, delaying traffic on the John F. Kennedy Causeway, the Dolphin Expressway and Interstate 95.

Drivers on the side streets were also affected. Some drivers expressed their frustrations on the length of their commutes.

Some drivers said their commutes took upwards of two hours.

“I’m driving from Biscayne — I came from the gym — it’s been 25… more than that, it’s been 40 minutes for less than one mile,” said one man.

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