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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Two people were killed in an early morning multi-vehicle accident on the Florida Turnpike Extension in southwest Miami-Dade.

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The accident happened just before 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes at the SW 216th Street exit ramp. It involved three vehicles, including a prisoner transport van.

“This accident was caused by a wrong way driver,” said the Florida Highway Patrol’s Joe Sanchez.

A driver in a Toyota Scion was heading south in the north bound lanes. A Homestead police van, which was transporting three prisoners, swerved to avoid it but ended up being sideswiped.

A Volkswagen Jetta behind the van then hit the Scion head on.

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The driver of the Scion died in the impact. The driver of the Jetta was rushed to Jackson South Hospital but died a short time later.

“This is a horrible accident where two people lost their lives and a lot of family members are gonna be grieving,” he said Sanchez.

A prisoner was also hurt and taken to the hospital – no word on their condition.

All northbound lanes were closed to traffic during the investigation. They re-opened just before 10:30 a.m.

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The FHP is now reviewing all available toll cameras to determine where the driver of the Scion got on the Turnpike.