HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Three people were killed, and one person was critically injured after a wrong-way crash in Hialeah Gardens.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of Okeechobee Road between Northwest 87th and 95th avenues, just after 7 p.m., Friday.
According to FHP, a man traveling southbound in a Chevrolet sedan, for unknown reasons, crossed over into the northbound lanes of Okeechobee Road and hit a Nissan sedan head-on.
The driver of the Chevrolet and the driver and front seat passenger of the Nissan, a man and a woman, were killed on impact, troopers said.
A man who was in the back seat of the Nissan was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
7News cameras captured the mangled vehicles at the scene, as well as first responders and the medical examiner worked to remove the victims’ bodies.
Okeechobee Road remained closed in both directions for hours while troopers worked the crash site. It has since reopened to traffic.
Authorities have not released the victims’ identities, as they continue to investigate.
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