NW DADE (CBSMiami) – Approximately 700 residents and businesses of a northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood lost power Wednesday morning after a traffic accident in which a pedestrian was killed and an SUV slammed into a utility pole.

It happened on 72nd Avenue near NW 4th Street.

Chopper4 over the scene spotted a silver sedan with damage to rear driver’s side in the entrance way to a condominium. A yellow tarp covered body lying nearby.

A dark colored Ford Explorer was spotted less than a dozen yards away, its front end severely damaged from smashing into a utility pole which was leaning dangerous close to the condo building.

Traffic homicide investigators say the Explorer was involved in a crash with the Sentra at the intersection of 1st Terrace and NW 72nd Avenue.   The driver of the Explorer allegedly tried to escape the scene of the crash by driving northbound on NW 72nd Avenue.  At 4th Street they lost control, hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk before slamming into the pole.

Miami police have not released the name of the person who died.


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