Infant killed, 4 others injured in southwest Miami-Dade Turnpike crash

A fatal crash occurred overnight on the Florida Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade County.

It happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. in the area of Quail Roost Drive.

The busy highway was shut down overnight due to the crash.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a black Toyota sedan and a silver Ford Sedan were traveling north on the Turnpike when the front of the Toyota collided with the rear of the Ford.

There were four people inside the Toyota, including a three-month-old and a one-year-old who were in the back seat, FHP said.

All four people were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the three-month-old was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

The driver of the Ford, a man, was the only person in that car. He was taken to Jackson Memorial South with non-life-threatening injuries, FHP said.

There has been no word from police on whether any charges will be filed.

Additionally, FHP said a Miami-Dade police vehicle was hit by another car while shutting down a Turnpike entrance ramp.

The officer and the driver of the second car were taken to Jackson Memorial South for evaluation, as a precaution, per MDPD. Nether had any visible injuries, police said.

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