Miami-Dade County

1 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash With Amazon Truck on Palmetto Expressway

An Amazon tractor-trailer was attempting to exit onto southbound SR-826, when it collided head-on with a pickup truck that was driving the wrong way

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The driver of a pickup truck died after colliding with an Amazon tractor-trailer in a wrong-way crash on an exit ramp at the Palmetto Expressway in Miami-Dade early Friday morning.

The crash happened around 5:20 a.m. on the southbound ramp to State Road 826, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials.

FHP officials said the tractor-trailer was traveling on westbound SR-924, attempting to exit onto southbound SR-826, when it collided head-on with a pickup truck that was driving the wrong way.

The driver of the pick-up truck died on the scene as a result of his injuries, according to FHP. Their identity hasn't been released.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Johny Cuba, did not sustain any injuries.

Cuba told NBC 6 that he tried to avoid the crash by moving to the side, but the pickup was "coming too fast."

The crash remains under investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back for updates.

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