Fatal Accident Closes Shula Expressway at Snapper Creek

Debris removal would take 2-3 hours in both directions, said MDX at 9 p.m.

By Janie Campbell
|  Thursday, Sep 1, 2011  |  Updated 11:21 AM EDT
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Fatal Crash Closes Shula at Snapper Creek

A fatal accident has closed all lanes on a portion of the Don Shula Expressway and others on the Snapper Creek Expressway Wednesday night.

Debris removal from the crash will take about two hours in the northbound lanes and three hours in the southbound lanes, the Miami Dade Expressway Authority said at 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The closure is in effect on all lanes of the Shula/SR 874 between SW 104th Street/Killian Parkway and SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway.

All westbound lanes on SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway at SW 87th Avenue/Galloway Road are also closed. 

The accident occurred on the Shula about 6:30 p.m. near the Snapper Creek Expressway when a truck overturned from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and another transported to Baptist Hospital.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area, MDX says.

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