SW MIAMI-DADE: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has responded to a deadly crash on US-1, resulting in a temporary closure of the road. The incident occurred in Southwest Miami-Dade, near the intersection of Southwest 137th Avenue. FHP troopers arrived at the scene at approximately 4:40 a.m. and discovered a black scooter with a deceased passenger.
According to officials, a box truck was traveling north on US-1 when it collided with the scooter at the intersection with Southwest 137th Avenue. The driver of the truck failed to notice the scooter ahead and struck it from behind. The impact caused the passenger to be thrown off the scooter. The scooter’s driver sustained only minor injuries and received treatment at the location. The driver of the box truck was unharmed.
In order to facilitate the investigation and clean-up efforts, the northbound lanes of US-1 near Southwest 137th Avenue were temporarily closed. However, the road has since been reopened.