Man dies after crashing through elementary school fence in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - A rollover wreck near Henry M. Flagler Elementary School left the driver dead after he lost control.

Miami Police found the red pickup truck smashed and flipped over after it came to a halting stop near Northwest 53rd Avenue and West Flagler Street at around 2 a.m., Friday.

The crash sent a pickup truck plowing through a fence at Henry M. Flagler Elementary School.

Officials said the driver was traveling westbound on West Flagler Street when he hit several curbs along the way, causing him to lose control. As a result, the vehicle overturned in the school lot.

“Once officers arrived here on the scene, they did locate that red pickup truck in the area. There was a lot of debris in the area and that vehicle was over turned in the lot area of the school located here at the intersection,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva.

The victim’s body was removed from the scene at around 5 a.m., and the pickup truck was towed away right before school drop off began. However, a lot of debris remains and cleanup efforts continue.

“At this time, it is still too soon in the investigation to advise whether alcohol, or a medical condition, or speed was even a factor in this accident,” Delva said.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released, as police are still working to notify next of kin.

The school was not affected by the crash.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

If you have any information on this fatal crash, call police.

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