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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Homicide detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a City of Miami Public Works dump truck that ended with one dead and 10 others injured.
Officials said Pamela Kay Plummer, 69, was killed while riding in the back of a yellow taxi cab that was directly struck by the dump truck at the intersection of N.W. 17th Avenue and 7th Street.
According to investigators, the truck driver was heading east when it slammed into the rear-end of the taxi, which was also going east.
Video from the Bowl Bar, across the street from Marlins Park, showed the dramatic collision as the dump truck was seemingly unable to stop while a number of cars were waiting at the red light.
The impact sent nine other vehicles spinning and colliding with one another.
A total of 11 vehicles, including a motor scooter and shuttle bus, were involved in the crash.
Miami Fire Rescue transported seven of the injured victims to local hospitals.
Four victims are in serious condition; the taxi driver, the dump truck driver and two passengers in another car.
They were all transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the truck driver to lose control.