Miami-Dade County

Man in wheelchair killed by truck in Miami

A truck hit and killed a man in a wheelchair Tuesday morning at Northwest 23rd Street and 22nd Avenue.
A truck hit and killed a man in a wheelchair Tuesday morning at Northwest 23rd Street and 22nd Avenue. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A truck struck and killed a man in a wheelchair Tuesday morning at an Allapattah intersection.

The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. at Northwest 23rd Street and 22nd Avenue.

A Mack truck had the green light as it was heading east on Northwest 23rd Street. Juan Abreu, 56, then crossed in front of the truck and was hit, witnesses told Miami police.

Abreu was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in extremely critical condition. He died shortly after arriving there.

The truck driver was identified as Addel Pena, Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reported. No charges were filed.

Police were continuing to investigate.

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