Driver killed when car hits home in Opa-locka

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

A man was killed Monday after he lost control of his car around a curve and smashed into an Opa-locka house.

According to police, the man, identified as Julian Lamar Mitchell, 37, was speeding west on Northwest 135th Street when he hit the curb, struck a utility pole and crashed into a home in the 1800 block of Northwest 135th Street.

Mitchell was ejected and the car caught fire. His passenger, who was not identified, was not injured.

Homeowner Alan Burrows told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that he and his neighbors tried to help the men in the car.

“I had just gone to bed. I heard a loud crash, right against the house, opened up the door to see what was going on and I couldn’t open the door,” he said.

“The car crashed. There was guy on the ground and another guy on the ground. We tried to help to help them. Our neighbors came out and they had the guys who were in the car,” Burrows said. “The [power] line was down, jumping around and there was fire and smoke. Chaos.”

No one in the house was injured.

The Miami-Dade Police Department’s traffic homicide unit is investigating the crash.

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