NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a driver to the hospital after a fiery crash along the Florida Turnpike in Northwest Miami-Dade led to the temporary closure of the highway near Interstate 75.
An air rescue helicopter was called to the scene near Northwest 74th Street to transport the victim, Friday, just before 1 p.m.
Officials said the driver apparently crashed into a guard rail in the center of the roadway, causing their vehicle to catch fire.
Paramedics transported the victim to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.
Authorities shut down the Turnpike in both directions while the helicopter landed, and first responders loaded up the victim. All lanes have since reopened.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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