MIAMI (WSVN) - A speeding driver caused a violent crash in Northwest Miami-Dade that left her and a passenger in the other vehicle involved dead, police said.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash on the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and 111th Street, at around 11:20 p.m., Friday.
According to investigators, the driver of a 2016 Hyundai Tucson was traveling southbound southbound on 27th Avenue and was making a left turn onto 111th Street when she was struck by a 2017 Dodge Charger that was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.
Good Samaritan Guy Norman described the deafening sound the vehicles made.
“It was like a freight train. The whole avenue was full of smoke,” he said.
Norman said he was working in his food truck, just feet away from the spot where the vehicles collided.
“You look up, and you can’t believe the sight that you’ve just seen,” he said.
The impact caused both vehicles to hit a concrete wall and a disabled dirt bike.
Once the smoke settled, Norman said, he ran to the Tucson to help.
“I go out there and try to figure out, what can I do?” he said. “Reached my hand inside, opened the door, and I see the lady sitting in the front seat.”
Norman said he pulled the woman and waited for first responders to arrive.
Paramedics pronounced the driver of the Charger dead at the scene.
The rear passenger of the Charger and the occupants of the Tucson were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the front passenger of the Tucson succumbed to his injuries and the rest are listed in stable condition.
Both deceased victims were in their 20s, police said.
“It’s very sad, you know, that people had to lose their lives overnight,” he said.
Roughly a year ago, the same intersection was the site of another crash that left one person dead and two others injured.
“Just take your time for the next drive,” said Norman. “It could be your mom, or it could be your grandma, or it could be your auntie.”
The cause of Friday’s crash remains under investigation.
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