Miami-Dade police

Drunk Driver Plows Through Fatal Crash Scene: Police

As police investigated a traffic crash that killed two people early Sunday morning, officers said a drunk driver barreled through the accident scene.

Miami-Dade Police said the driver of a Nissan X-Terra SUV was traveling northbound on NW 32nd Avenue around 4 a.m. when the driver of a Hyundai did not stop for a red light at NW 54th Street and hit the SUV. Both drivers died at the scene. Their names have not yet been released.

Witnesses told investigators that an older model white pick-up truck with blue lettering was at the scene at the time of the crash. Police are now looking for that driver for additional information about the accident.

During the investigation into the crash, police said 29-year-old Juan Frias drove his Nissan Maxima through the accident scene at a high rate of speed, nearly striking several people. Police said Frias struck and killed a dog before driving away.

Officers stopped Frias several blocks from the scene and arrested him for driving under the influence.

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