Taxi Driver Killed in Crash During Possible Robbery in Miami

A taxi driver was killed after his car crashed into a tree during a possible robbery in Miami early Friday.

Miami Police said officers responded to the area of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 48th Street around 6 a.m. and found the taxi next to a palm tree.

The driver of the taxi appeared to be critically injured and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. He later died from his injuries, officials said.

A witness said he saw a man being dragged by the taxi just before it hit the tree. Police confirmed the man being dragged was actually the taxi driver.

The witness Robert Vanderborg, said he saw a man fleeing the scene.

"He was bald, shaved head, shiny, I don't remember 100 percent if he was clean-shaven," Vanderborg said.

Police haven't released the driver's name or any other information on the possible robbery.

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