MIAMI (CBSMiami) – All lanes of the Turnpike in Northwest Miami-Dade are back open following a nasty crash involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles.
It happened in the southbound lanes near NW 106th Street early Wednesday morning.
The impact of the crash sent the tractor-trailer off the roadway and onto the embankment where it overturned. The three vehicles hit also rolled over.
The driver of the big rig, who was trapped in the cab, was freed by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
Several other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash scene backed up traffic for miles.