Miami-Dade County

Driver Killed, Passenger Hospitalized After Fiery Crash in Miami

Officers responded to the scene near the 100 block of Northeast 82nd Street, where the area was heavily damaged after the crash

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A driver was killed and his passenger was hospitalized after a fiery crash in a Miami neighborhood early Friday.

Officers responded to the scene near the 100 block of Northeast 82nd Street, where the area was heavily damaged after the crash.

A neighbor's Ring camera across the street captured the moments the car crashed and sent sparks flying.

"Power lines were down, the tree and stuff. Like I said, we were sleeping, so when we heard the crash, we just got out of the house, there was fire, and we got across the street," one neighbor said.

Miami Fire Rescue said a preliminary investigation said the car had two people inside when it struck a pole before catching fire.

Neighbors believe the vehicle was a sports car, possibly a Lamborghini.

The male driver was killed at the scene while a female passenger was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

One witness said he saw a good Samaritan helping the woman out of the fiery wreck.

"I saw somebody pulling her out, she was in the passenger side. a guy on that side pulled her out, and it started catching more and more flames," the witness said.

Police have not released the identities of either person or the condition of the woman hospitalized.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area for much of the morning as an investigation continues.

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