HIALEAH— - A couple and their unborn child were killed and two other people were taken to the hospital in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Miami-Dade County, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed on Monday.
A Honda Accord had been traveling in the wrong direction, against southbound traffic, including the Nissan in which the pair were passengers, according to the Highway Patrol. They were pronounced dead at the crash site early Friday, said Sgt. Thomas Pikul of the Highway Patrol.
Their names were still being withheld on Monday, pending notification of relatives. The woman was midway through her pregnancy, Pikul said.
The crash was reported shortly before 5 a.m. on I-75 near Northwest 138th Street and Hialeah Gardens Boulevard.
The Honda was heading north in the southbound lanes, and the driver of the Nissan hit the brakes to avoid it. Still, the right front ends of the Honda and Nissan collided, causing the Honda to rotate into an inside shoulder and the Nissan to end up blocking two middle lanes, Pikul said.
Both drivers survived. They were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Their names also were withheld, so their conditions were unavailable on Monday.
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