MIAMI (WSVN) - Police arrested a man following a fatal multi-vehicle collision on the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, Monday evening.
The crash occurred at 1200 NE 79th St. involving four cars, leading to one fatality.
The victim, ejected from their vehicle, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital but succumbed to their injuries.
The eastbound lanes on the 79th Street bridge reopened Monday night, while the westbound lanes remained closed for several hours before reopening just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.
On Tuesday morning, officials announced the arrest of 24-year-old Alejandro Hall, who was behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Urus.
According to a police report, “The driver of vehicle #1 was traveling way over the posted 35 mph speed limit sign.”
Police said that Hall was trying to maneuver his vehicle towards the left of a Hyundai Elantra that was on the road but he ended up crashing into it, leading to a total of four cars to pile up in the accident.
The arrest report detailed how Hall “had slurred speech and an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person.” When officers walked through the scene, they noticed “two open bottle of alcohol in the rear right seat.”
Hall faces charges of vehicular homicide and driving without a license. Officials said there is evidence that suggests he was driving at a high speed while possibly intoxicated. His Georgia driver’s license had been suspended, with driving restrictions until May 23, 2024.
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