Miami-Dade County

Truck driver attacked with machete, then struck and killed by car

A pedestrian was struck and killed on NW 36th Street about halfway between 31st and 32nd Avenues on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on NW 36th Street about halfway between 31st and 32nd Avenues on Thursday, July 6, 2017. dneal@miamiherald.com

Northwest 36th Street was shut down from Northwest 31st Avenue to Northwest 32nd Avenue throughout the Thursday rush hour after a car struck and killed a pedestrian between the avenues.

The man was struck by a westbound Kia on 36th Street about halfway between Northwest 31st and 32nd Avenues. Car body parts lay in the street near his body.

NBC6 reports that Miami police on the scene described the man as a tractor-trailer driver who had stopped at the Valero gas station on the corner of Northwest 36th Street and Northwest 32nd Avenue. An argument ensued that the other party escalated by pulling out a machete. Whether the tractor-trailer driver was stabbed before or after he was struck by the Kia is unclear.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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