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One dead and two hospitalized in a Palmetto car crash

A multi-vehicle Palmetto car crash is currently under investigation

The Palmetto Expressway has become the scene of yet another fatal accident. Multiple vehicles collided on the Palmetto Expressway on Thursday morning, resulting in one fatality and two injuries. Westbound lanes of State Road 826 in Miami-Dade County were temporarily closed after the car crash on the Palmetto as emergency responders reported to the scene.

Read on for more information on what happened.

How the car crash happened

Authorities said a woman driving a green Honda crashed into a wall made of concrete. The vehicle then glided over all lanes, crashing into the highway's right wall in the process. While slowing down to help the woman who had driven into the walls, a man driving a white Volkswagen got hit by a GMC SUV.  The SUV was being driven by another man.

Close shot of the crashed car

How parents, students, and the school are responding

The GMC's driver, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the site. The woman driving the Honda was seriously injured and sent to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital. The Honda's male driver was transferred to a local hospital, and his current prognosis is unclear.

It is still unclear what caused the crash, and the case is currently being investigated by police.

If you or a loved one find themselves injured in an accident, here's a helpful resource that tells you all the necessary steps to take next.

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