Miami-Dade County

1 killed in crash involving car and 18-wheeler

A tractor-trailer and a car collided at a major Northwest Miami-Dade intgersection Thursday morning, paralyzing traffic for hours. The crash happened at Northwest 79th Street and 22nd Avenue. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, but the female driver of the sedan died. Miami-Dade police are investigating.
A tractor-trailer and a car collided at a major Northwest Miami-Dade intgersection Thursday morning, paralyzing traffic for hours. The crash happened at Northwest 79th Street and 22nd Avenue. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, but the female driver of the sedan died. Miami-Dade police are investigating. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A tractor-trailer and a car collided at a major Northwest Miami-Dade intersection Thursday morning, paralyzing traffic for hours.

The crash happened at Northwest 79th Street and 22nd Avenue. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, but the female driver of the sedan died.

At the time of the accident, the truck was traveling east on 79th Street and the car was traveling west, Miami-Dade police said. The driver of the car turned in front of the truck and was hit, police said.

Lanes were still closed in the area at 10 a.m.

Miami-Dade police are investigating.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the victim.

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