News: Driver facing charges in Miami-Dade wrong-way wreck that left 5 dead

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Posted: August 23, 2022

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL - Authorities say they have arrested the man who drove the wrong way in a crash that killed five people in Miami-Dade County, NBC Miami reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 30-year-old Maiky Simeon is facing five counts of vehicular homicide for the wreck that occurred early Saturday morning.

State troopers said Simeon was driving an Infiniti sedan east in the westbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway near 57th Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. and crashed into a Honda sedan head-on.  The collision killed five people in the Honda.  Investigators said Simeon drove the wrong way for at least one mile prior to the accident, and there was no evidence he took any evasive actions to avoid the other car.  Toxicology test results will determine whether he was driving while impaired.

Simeon will be booked into jail after being released from the hospital.

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