MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Several people have been hospitalized after a series of crashes on I-95 that took place early Saturday morning.
Just before 2 a.m. Miami Fire Rescue responded to a hit and run accident on the 62nd Street exit ramp off I-95 northbound.
While firefighters worked to extricate the driver of a Nissan SUV involved in the hit and run, a Toyota SUV lost control for unknown reasons and struck two Fire Rescue personnel before colliding with a City of Miami Fire Rescue Engine and a concrete wall.
Seven people were transported to area hospitals; three occupants of the Toyota SUV, two occupants of the Nissan SUV and two Fire Rescue workers.
A eighth person, who was in the Toyota SUV, was pronounced dead on scene.
One of the Fire Rescue workers has been released from the hospital. The other is in stable condition.
Northbound lanes on I-95 were shut down for approximately four hours while Florida Highway Patrol conducted its investigation.
All lanes have since been reopened.