West Miami-Dade, FL – Four Killed in New Year’s Day Crash on NW 79th. Ave.
West Miami-Dade, FL (January 2, 2021) – A New Year’s Day crash in West Miami-Dade left four people dead and three others injured. The crash was reported just before 4:00 a.m. on Northwest 79th Avenue near the intersection with Flagler Street.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a blue Elantra with four adults was traveling on 79th Avenue when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Flagler Street. As the driver turned, the vehicle collided with a black Tahoe that had three 16-year-old occupants inside. All four adults in the Elantra, a woman and three men, died at the crash scene. The 16-year-olds inside the Tahoe were all taken to Kendall Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. None of the crash victims have been identified by authorities.
The roadway remained closed for several hours after the crash took place. Investigators are still looking into the accident at this time and no charges have yet been issued. Troopers believe that alcohol, speed, or drugs may have played a role in the accident. There is no additional information available at this time.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to all affected by this tragic New Year’s Day crash in Miami.
Fatal Car Accidents in Miami
Miami-Dade County has the most reported car accidents of any county in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 64,495 car accidents in Miami in 2019 and 335 reported fatalities as a result of these accidents. Although the number of reported crashes actually decreased in 2019, the number of fatalities increased by more than 40 people. These numbers show us some of the dangers that are present each day for drivers in and around the Miami area. Many of these reported crashes involve injuries and death to innocent victims.
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