1 dead, 2 injured in I-75 Fla. multi-vehicle collision

 Monday, August 12, 2013


Authorities are searching for the driver of a sports car who, they say, struck a car from behind in a chain-reaction crash that claimed the life of one man and injured two others, including the deceased motorist’s life partner of over 40 years. Sixty-two-year-old Miguel Larrieu said he and longtime companion Jorge Arrojas, 60, were coming home from a dinner party Saturday around 12:30 a.m. and were heading northbound on Interstate 75 when their 2012 Hyundai Sonata was rear-ended. "I said, ’Jorge, please, please breathe for me,’" said Larrieu from his Southwest Ranches home Sunday evening.
According to officials, a red 2009 Ferrari heading north on I-75 struck Arrojas’ blue sedan in the left rear at a high rate of speed just north of Northwest 138th Street in Miami Lakes. "At the point of impact it sounded like a bomb," said Larrieu. The collision caused the Hyundai to veer to the right, hitting a white 1997 Saturn in the rear.