MIAMI (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 95 in Miami that has left one person dead and sent five others to the hospital.

According to City of Miami Fire Rescue, crews responded to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday after eight vehicles collided with one another on the southbound lanes of the highway just before State Road 112.

Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol said a black Tesla sedan was traveling southbound when it lost control and collided with a concrete barrier wall. The car came to a stop in the middle of the road due to the impact. That’s when a Dodge sedan came up behind the Tesla and crashed into it. 

The driver of the Tesla was ejected onto the highway.

A Nissan then proceeded to slow down in order to avoid hitting the person that was ejected, but another car came up behind the Nissan, pushing it over on top of that person. 

When the rescue team arrived, 10 people required medical aid, and officials upgraded the incident to a Mass Casualty Incident Level 1, which led to more units arriving on the scene.

As more rescue crews arrived, paramedics assessed the victims’ vitals, and people were treated as needed.

Officials said one person was pronounced dead on the scene. A man was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition, while another four people were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. The remaining four people refused treatment and transport.

A woman who went to visit her friend in the hospital spoke out about the crash.

“My friend called me,” she said. “Someone hit her from the back, and when they hit her from the back, they flew out the window. So, I’m not sure — I’m just here to make sure [my friend] is OK.”

As a result of the collision, southbound drivers were diverted as they approached 62nd Street. Roads were reopened after a six-hour closure.

As of late Thursday afternoon, there is no word on the conditions of the surviving victims.

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