One dead after collision with cement truck on Okeechobee Road

A collision between a car and a cement truck on Okeechobee Road in Hialeah created a major traffic backup Friday morning and ended with a fatality, according to Hialeah Fire Rescue.

The head-on crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. on Okeechobee Road as the driver jumped the median, heading east, and collided with the cement truck. Northbound traffic was blocked for hours at Red Road but by Friday afternoon the scene was cleared.

Fire rescue spokesman Capt. David Rodriguez said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and there were no other injuries.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3