Police investigating trio of South Florida traffic accidents

Police are investigating a trio of South Florida traffic accidents, including a fatal car accident on Tamiami Trail and a fatal Miami pedestrian accident.

Just before 4 p.m. Monday, rescue workers from Collier County and Miami-Dade responded to a head-on collision involving three vehicles along Tamiami Trail at mile marker 45, Channel 7 News reported.

The driver of a Toyota Sequoia crashed head-on into a Dodge minivan. A third minivan, containing three adults and three children, wrecked trying to avoid the crash. One person was killed in the crash while five others were flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The Naples Daily News reported that Tamiami Trail was closed from the Miccosukee Casino in Miami-Dade to S.R. 29 in Collier County.

Earlier Monday, Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to a South Florida semi accident. The truck was engulfed in flames and carrying 200 gallons of fuel and 42,000 pounds of plastic milk cartons. Interstate 75 eastbound was closed for more than 5 hours as authorities worked to clean up the wreckage.

Meanwhile, authorities in Miami continue to search for two people who may have information regarding a fatal hit-and-run accident that left one man dead. The Miami pedestrian accident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of NW West Park Drive.

Anyone with information about the accident or the owners of a 2009 white Honda with Florida tag 151 WDY can call the Miami-Dade police traffic homicide unit at (305) 471-2425.