5 killed in wrong-way crash on Palmetto Expressway

Driver traveling east in westbound lanes airlifted to hospital
Posted at 11:44 AM, Aug 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-20 18:45:47-04

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — Five people were killed in a wrong-way crash early Saturday on the Palmetto Expressway.

The fatal crash happened about 4:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the Miami-Dade County highway.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a silver Infiniti sedan was traveling east in the westbound lanes and collided head-on with a Honda sedan with four women and one man in it.

All five died at the scene.

The man driving the Infiniti, identified as Maiky Simeon, 30, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center with serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information on Simeon's whereabouts prior to the crash to contact them at 305-470-2500.

Maiky Simeon
Maiky Simeon

This story has been updated to reflect that the victims included four women and one man. In a previous version of this story, Florida Highway Patrol mistakenly stated the victims were all women.