Miami-Dade County

Pedestrian struck by dump truck in Miami has died, cops say

A man has died after being struck by a dump truck near Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

The man was crossing the road along Northwest Ninth Avenue between 14th and 15th streets just after 7. a.m. Friday when he was struck by a truck traveling north, according to Miami police.

Fire-rescue crews arrived to find the man pinned under the truck, according to a police spokeswoman.

The man, in his 60s, was then taken in critical condition to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma, where he later died, she said.

The driver of the truck, which is owned by a private company, remained on the scene.

The man’s identity will not be released until his family is notified.

Northwest 10th Avenue between 11 and 15th streets reopened to traffic shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Note: An earlier version of this story said the pedestrian was struck by a garbage truck. Police have updated the description of the vehicle. It was a dump truck, they said.

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