2 Killed, 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Turnpike in SW Miami-Dade - NBC 6 South Florida

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Turnpike in SW Miami-Dade

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    NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    A deadly wrong-way crash closed part of Florida's Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade for nearly four hours Friday morning, snarling traffic and forcing drivers off onto local roads into the morning rush hour.

    All lanes along Florida's Turnpike between Southwest 216th Street and Caribbean Boulevard were blocked off by police after the crash happened around 4 a.m.

    Florida High Patrol confirmed two people died as a result of the crash, which involved two cars and a Homestead Police prisoner transport van.

    FHP officials said one of the drivers was killed at the scene, while another died at Jackson South Hospital. Three inmates who were in the van were also taken to the hospital but are expected to be okay.

    Turnpike Deadly Crash

    [MI] Turnpike Deadly Crash

    A deadly crash has closed part of Florida's Turnpike in Southwest Miami-Dade Friday morning.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Officials haven't released the names of the victims. No other details have been released.

    Authorities are advising drivers to seek an alternative route if they're in the area.

    Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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