Maiky Simeon: 5 KILLED as Florida man without license drives wrong way, rams another car head on

Maiky Simeon: 5 KILLED as Florida man without license drives wrong way, rams another car head on
Five people were killed when 30-year-old Maiky Simeon rammed his car into their car while on the Palmetto expressway (Flordia Highway Patrol)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:  In a deadly accident, five people were killed after an individual driving the wrong way crashed into another car in Florida. The incident took place on the Palmetto Expressway along Northwest 57th Avenue at 4.30 am on Saturday, August 20. 
 
The man who was driving the wrong way has been identified as 30-year-old Maiky Simeon. He was driving a silver Infiniti and was traveling east on the westbound lanes. Simeon rammed his car into a gray Honda sedan with four women and one man between 18 to 25 years. According to the Miami Herald, Simeon was airlifted to Ryder Trauma with serious injuries. He was said to be stable on Saturday afternoon. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a criminal investigation is underway. Shockingly, his license had been revoked in 2014 due to a ticket.  
 
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Marc Chavers, division chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spoke to Local 10 News on the accident. "About 4:31 am, we received a call of a car accident on the 826 and 57th Avenue. (We) found two cars crashed and multiple injuries and unfortunately a few deaths.” Chavers added that "jaws of life" was used by the rescue teams to get the trapped driver out of his four-wheeler. "Our crews had to use the jaws to cut out one victim that was trapped in his vehicle," he said, adding, “Unfortunately, in the other vehicle there was nobody alive to be saved."

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Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Alex Camacho in an email to CNN revealed, "All 5 died on scene as a result of the collision. The wrong way driver (adult male) was airlifted to Ryder Trauma with serious injuries." Camacho also said that the names of the victims who died in the crash will not be immediately released as this was now a "criminal investigation."

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According to the Miami Herald, Simeon had a bad record for driving. He had several traffic citations dating between 2014 and 2017 and infractions against him for speeding, failing to stop at a light, and no proof of insurance. The driver also had three criminal traffic charges for knowingly driving without a license and unlawful use of tags in 2016. In a petition filed by one of his girlfriends, Simeon has been accused of abuse, harassment, and stalking. He was dubbed as "psychotic" and "obsessive" in the petition. He reportedly also had an alcohol problem.  

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