1 Person Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on SW 8th Street in Miami-Dade - NBC 6 South Florida

1 Person Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on SW 8th Street in Miami-Dade

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    Wrong-Way Crash Kills 1 in Miami-Dade

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a wrong-way crash in Miami-Dade that killed one person. NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein reports.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Officials say the accident occurred along Southwest 8th Street near the intersection of 157th Avenue in Miami-Dade.

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a wrong-way crash in Miami-Dade that killed one person early Monday morning.

    Officials say the accident occurred along Southwest 8th Street near the intersection of 157th Avenue.

    The driver of a pickup truck, 35-year-old Eliezer Rodriguez Pedro, was traveling east in the westbound lanes when it struck a silver Hyundai driven by 45-year-old Felix Alberto Restrepo, officials said.

    Restrepo died at the scene while the wrong-way driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Family members said Restrepo was on his way to work when the crash happened.

    Investigators said they believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

    The crash had a portion of Southwest 8th Street closed until late Monday morning.

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