Southwest Miami-Dade, FL (December 4, 2018) - A wrong-way crash claimed the life of one person in Southwest Miami-Dade. The accident happened just before 5:00 am on Monday, December 3rd.
The Florida Highway Patrol along with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue squad responded to the westbound lanes of Southwest Eighth Street, near 157th Avenue in reference to the crash. Police say that 35-year-old Eliezer Rodriguez was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Southwest Eighth Street. Rodriguez's pickup truck collided head-on with a silver Hyundai driven by 45-year-old Felix Alberto Restrepo. Restrepo suffered critical injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rodriguez sustained non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, officials believe that alcohol played a factor in the wrong-way crash. An investigation remains ongoing and charges are pending at this time.
A fatal crash takes place about every three hours in Florida. In 2016, over 5,000 crashes involving impaired drivers were reported. Over 400 of those impaired driving accidents were fatal. Impairment is a major factor in many serious collisions, especially those crashes involving a wrong-way driver. Our thoughts go out to the family of Felix Restrepo in this fatal Miami car accident.
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