1 Dead, Several Hurt After Multiple Cars Involved in Crash in Miami

One person is dead and several others injured after a City of Miami dump truck lost its brakes and crashed into several vehicles at the intersection of Northwest 17th Avenue and Seventh Street in Miami Friday morning.

Miami-Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash, which happened just before 11 a.m. 

MFR says a woman passenger in a taxi died at the scene, and seven others were taken to Ryder Trauma Center with various injuries.

"Looking at the damage that has taken place here you would imagine the worst but a lot of people were able to walk away," Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said. "It is unfortunate that we have one person here that did not survive this."

Guillermo Acosta, with Diamond Cab, said the woman was a frequent customer.

"Sweet little old lady, she has been riding with us for over 25 years, takes a cab everyday or every other day, she lives alone, to do her errands," Acosta said.

Aerial footage showed several cars that were badly damaged as a result of the wreck. According to police, a total of 11 vehicles, and one scooter, were involved.

Greico Dies was one of the seven people rushed to the hospital, "Just that moment was awful, you don't even realize what's happening when your car is spinning and all I saw was glass and fire and things like that."

Miami Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

"Right now we can't determine who had the green light, who had the red light, who had the right of way or not, too early to tell," Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

Four victims were in serious condition. Investigators said the youngest victim is just six years old.

"The City of Miami deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries that occurred as the result of a multi-vehicle crash which included a Public Works dump truck," the city said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "A full investigation is underway."

Investigators said the dump truck started the chain-reaction crash, but they're trying to piece together how the ten other vehicles smashed into each other.

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