Miami-Dade County

Interstate 95 north express lanes reopen around 12:43 p.m.; crash at 12:47

The express lanes of Interstate 95 north, shut down by a massive accident since around 8:15 a.m. Monday, reopened around 12:45 p.m.

And, promptly...

(The tweet appeared seven minutes after the accident was reported on the Florida 511 website.)

Traffic in the regular lanes before Northwest 125th Street resembled an afternoon rush hour parking lot.

While I-95 southbound shuffled along as usual morning clog, the northbound side turned deserted roadway after 8 a.m.. A major accident at Northwest 125th Street shut down all lanes and sent traffic onto the side streets. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said five people were transported to the Ryder Trauma Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Herald news partner CBS4 reports one death, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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