Three People Killed in Crash on Julia Tuttle Causeway Near Downtown Miami

Traffic was opened back up on one major Miami roadway after three people were killed in an early morning crash Tuesday.

Florida Highway Patrol officials closed the eastbound direction of I-195, better known as the Julia Tuttle Causeway, after the crash happened near Biscayne Boulevard around 4:30 a.m.

According to FHP, a motorcycle and scooter were involved in the crash. The driver of the scooter, 24-year-old Erik Andrew Lau, of Hialeah, and the motorcycle driver, a 32-year-old man whose name wasn't released, died at the scene. 

A third victim, a fisherman who was on the bridge when he was struck by the motorcycle, died at the hospital. He was later identified as 30-year-old Daryl Jerome Williams, of Miami Gardens.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area as traffic was backed up near the Golden Glades interchange, with the road finally reopening around 10:30 a.m.

The cause of the crash was unknown.

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