A wrong-way-driving collision in Southwest Miami-Dade destroyed both cars and sent three people — including two police officers — to the hospital early Sunday.
Investigators “suspect alcohol and/or drugs may have played a role in the crash” that occurred just before daybreak around the intersection of Southwest 163rd Street and 157th Avenue, according to police.
Police have not released the names of the two Miami-Dade police officers, one of whom was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center. But they identified the driver of the other car as 30-year-old Jovary Hill of Miami.
Hill, police said, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta north in the southbound lanes of 157th Avenue when he collided with a marked police vehicle headed in the opposite direction.
Both cars were badly damaged, and one of the police officers had to be disentangled from the wreckage by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
The driver of the police car, a 33-year-old man, was airlifted to the trauma center. The other policeman, 31, was taken to Jackson South Community Hospital along with Hill.
Police said the investigation is continuing.