Miami-Dade County

Crash on Palmetto Expressway leaves one dead

A rollover crash on the Palmetto Expressway early Wednesday morning left one person dead, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident took place at the westbound Northwest 12th Avenue exit of State Road 826. The victim, Hector Chocho, lost control of his car and crashed into a guardrail.

“He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene,” said FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez.

The crash took place the same morning as a deadly accident on Interstate 95 that left five people dead.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3