NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - New video of a deadly wrong-way wreck that killed five young people on the Palmetto Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade has been released.
On Monday, security camera footage was released at the arraignment of Maiky Simeon, who is accused of causing the wreck.
Officials with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said the newly released footage shows the suspect driving against traffic onto the off-ramp of the expressway at around 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 20.
Prosecutors had upped the charges against Simeon, as investigators said he was drunk.
Simeon’s blood alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit, according to the police report.
In the video, it shows him traveling the opposite direction on the exit ramp to the Palmetto Expressway.
Authorities said Simeon collided into a car which carried Criana Pacalagua, Valeria Caceres, Daniela Marcano, Valeria Pena and Giancarlo Arias, five young adults ranging in age from 17 to 21.
Simeon crashed into the vehicle at an estimated 80 mph, which killed all of those who were in the opposite vehicle.
Rescuers pulled Simeon out of his car, and he was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.
Simeon wasn’t present at the hearing, but through his attorney, he pleaded not guilty to five counts of DUI manslaughter and five counts to vehicular manslaughter.
Simeon is being held without bail before the trial.
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