1 Person Killed in Wrong-Way Wreck on I-95: FHP - NBC 6 South Florida

1 Person Killed in Wrong-Way Wreck on I-95: FHP



    1 Killed in Wrong-Way Wreck on I-95

    One person was killed and several others were injured in a wrong-way wreck on I-95 Sunday, FHP confirms. NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports. (Published Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015)

    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a wrong-way wreck on northbound I-95 that killed one person and injured several others early Sunday morning.

    According to a release from FHP, the driver of a 2014 Toyota Yaris was headed in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of I-95 just south of the Biscayne Boulevard exit in the center lane just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The wrong-way driver slammed head-first into a 2013 Honda Civic, causing the Civic to crash into the concrete barrier.

    The driver of the Civic, 23-year-old Carmen Criales, was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami Fire Rescue first responders.

    Three other people, including the wrong-way driver and two passengers in the Civic, were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, FHP says. 

    The cause of the crash, including whether alcohol was a factor, remains under investigation.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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