NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - The driver of a sports car was killed after crashing into a concrete Metrorail column in Northwest Miami-Dade, causing the vehicle to catch fire.
Surveillance video captured the moments before the victim’s yellow Dodge Challenger plowed into the support beam along Northwest 27th Avenue and 75th Street, just after midnight on Sunday.
Area residents heard the deafening bang.
“I was outside and I heard the crash. I thought, ‘Has the Metro fallen down?'” said area resident Javier Stewart as he spoke through a translator.
The vehicle was completely destroyed. The force from the impact was so intense that the car’s engine ejected.
“The car was traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Stewart. “Later, it hits the Metrorail pole.”
According to Miami-Dade Police, the driver died shortly after the crash.
“I saw the man in the floor, but it was too late. He was dead there,” said Stewart. “There was no way to save him. He was face down. I couldn’t see the face.”
Debris from the car sprawled out all over the street and sidewalk like a scrap yard.
“Look at the damage left at the crash scene,” said Stewart.
Sunday night, 7News cameras showed twisted metal from the Challenger being cleared from the scene.
Police have not yet released the driver’s identity.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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