1 dead, 2 officers injured in SW Miami-Dade crash

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after a fatal police-involved crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.

The two vehicles involved have since been towed from the scene and roads have reopened.

But they had been shutdown for most of the morning after authorities responded to the area of Southwest 260th Street and 147th Avenue, sometime before 1:30 a.m., Tuesday.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the driver of a white Nissan that collided with the Miami-Dade Police cruiser was pronounced dead on the scene. However, police have not yet released the victim’s identity.

One of the officers in the cruiser is a rookie, while the other has been serving as an officer for six years.

“Traffic homicides are very detailed investigations,” said Miami-Dade detective Lee Cowart. “Measurements are critical. That’s what they’re doing right now. As I said, unfortunately, the deceased is on the scene. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner is responding to the scene.”

The officers had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital., but officials said, their injuries were not life-threatening.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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