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Head-On MacArthur Causeway Crash Kills 1

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MIAMI – (CBS4) - A car in the wrong lane is being blamed for an early-morning head-on crash on MacArthur Causeway (I-395) that snarled traffic and left one person dead, and another driver in critical condition.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators said 27-year-old Matthew Montenegro was killed when his blue BMW was hit, head on, by another car traveling westbound in the eastbound lane shortly after 3:30 am Friday.

FHP spokesperson Alex Annunziato said Montenrego was dead at the scene of accident. The driver of the second car was identified as 22-year-old Omar Bravo, who was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson memorial hospital. Bravo survived the crash, and was listed in critical condition.

Investigators were not immediately able to say what car was traveling in which direction.

The BMW with the body of Montenegro still inside was towed to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office, where it was set to be extracted.

‘The accident caused rush-hour backups on the causeway, a major route between Miami Beach and the mainland. Commuters were sent to alternate routes while investigators worked.

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