Miami-Dade County

Two crashes in Northwest Miami-Dade intersection kill two men and dog

Police are investigating a crash that killed two men in a Northwest Miami-Dade intersection, which later became the scene of another accident that killed a dog.

At about 4 a.m. Sunday, Juan Gomez-Matamoros, 51, of Southwest Miami-Dade, was driving his a 2007 Hyundai Elantra east on Northwest 54th Street sped through a red light and struck a Nissan X-Terra driven by Lorvin Saravia, 46, of Northwest Miami-Dade, who was heading north on Northwest 32nd Avenue, according to Miami-Dade police. Both drivers died in their cars.

While officers were investigating that crash, a 2009 Nissan Maxima driving north on 32nd Avenue barreled through the accident scene and fatally hit a dog, according to police. Officers nabbed the driver — Juan Alberto Frias, 29, of 3315 NW 96th St. — a few blocks away and arrested him on charges of driving under the influence.

Police are working to find more information about the first crash and ask that the driver of a white pickup truck with blue lettering that was spotted at the scene come forward with any information.

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