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Driver In Opa-locka Wrong Way Crash May Face Serious Charges

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A man who police allege may have been a suspect in a robbery is facing charges in the traffic deaths of four people.

An Opa-locka police officer allegedly observed the accused's car make an illegal turn. As the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, the accused allegedly fled. While communicating with dispatch, the officer reportedly found out that the accused's vehicle matched one recently used in a robbery.

The accused proceeded onto I-95, where he reportedly went the wrong way. He got into a head-on collision with another car, resulting in four deaths.

The accused will face charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding, a second-degree felony. He may also face felony murder charges as the deaths occurred during the commission of a felony (fleeing and eluding).

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving clients in Miami-Dade and Broward.