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1 killed, 1 injured when car crashes into wall in Miami Beach

Fatal car crash on 71st Street in Miami Beach leaves 1 dead, injured

A person was killed Tuesday night when a car crashed into wall in North Beach. Police said one other person was taken to a nearby hospital.
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A person was killed Tuesday night when a car crashed into wall in North Beach. Police said one other person was taken to a nearby hospital.

A car slammed into a wall in North Beach Tuesday night, leaving one person dead, another injured and a mass of mangled metal.

The impact of the crash was so strong the car’s alternator landed about a block away.

Police said Tuesday night that the single-vehicle accident happened around 8 p.m. near 71st Street and Rue Vendome in Miami Beach. It appeared that the car hit a gate, before crashing into the wall.

One person died on the scene. The other person in the car was taken to a nearby hospital.

The crash left busy 71st Street closed between Vichy Drive and Rue Vendome.

No other information was immediately available.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.


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