A grandmother was killed Thursday morning in a terrible accident involving a semi truck and her car at NW 79th Street and NW 22nd Avenue, just west of I-95 in NW Miami-Dade.
Family members tell NBC 6 that the victim's name is 61-year-old Susie Mae Gordon, and that she leaves behind two adult children, and two grandchildren.
According to police, Gordon was traveling westbound on NW 79th Street in her 2009 Saturn Aura just before 6 a.m. Thursday when she attempted to make a left turn onto NW 22nd Avenue. That's when she was struck by the tractor trailer which was traveling eastbound on NW 79th Street. She died on the scene as a result of her injuries.
Witnesses say the driver appeared to try to avoid hitting Gordon.
"He tried his best to avoid it, to stop and save her," said Brenda Faison who witnessed the crash, "but, it happened so quick."
Eastbound NW 79th Street and northbound NW 22nd Street were closed for much of Thursday morning because of the accident. Those lanes are now open.
It is not known if any charges will be coming against the truck driver.
Gordon was on her way to her job as a security guard at Miami Beach Senior High School when she was killed. Grief counselors will be made available to students.
The crash remains under investigation.