Driver in deadly crash at college in custody
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The driver responsible for a crash that killed one person, injured three others and forced the cancellation of daytime classes at Miami Dad College Entrepreneurial Education Center is in police custody.
"Wow, someone's child, father, brother, sister is dead and some others are potentially hurt," said Rodent Pain.
The deadly accident happened just after midnight Tuesday along 63rd Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue. Pain witnessed the accident and said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control. "I heard the tires screeching and by the time I look around I see this car skidding not to hit someone on the bus bench and he's doing turns in the middle of the street and by the time the car straightened up it slammed right into the college."
One man who was on his way home from work witnessed the crash and tried to help. "We couldn't get him out and the car was on fire," said Julius Millerson.
One security guard was just clocking off work when the accident occurred. "It was amazing. I mean a big fire, there was no fire extinguisher. There was nothing here until the police got here. There was bodies in that car. If it was me, I would want someone to help me," the security guard said."
Rescue Crews had to use the jaws of life to extricate the other three passengers from the car. They were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
"There is no reason to be going that rate of speed in a residential area," said Pain. "You're not just putting yourself at risk, you have other innocent lives out here that you could possibly harm."
Investigators said the driver was in a stolen vehicle and fled the scene on foot. He then checked himself into JMH, where he was treated for his injuries and then taken into police custody.
Police are reviewing surveillance videos in the area. The campus has since reopened.
Charges are pending for the driver. The two other passengers are being treated at JMH.
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