MIAMI (AP) - Two drivers died in a head-on crash on the Tamiami Trail, about 11 miles west of the Miccosukee gaming facility and hotel.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Monday morning crash caused so much damage that the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Silverado were hard to recognize.
Witnesses told the FHP that the Mustang - driven by 25-year-old Jerome McKinley Huggins - had been traveling west at a high rate of speed before veering into the oncoming lane and hitting the pickup truck. FHP identified the truck's driver only as a 47-year-old man, pending the notification of his family.
Neither vehicle carried passengers.
Both directions of the Tamiami Trail, which traverses the Everglades, were shut down for several hours after the crash, causing long backups.
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