Airport Shuttle Passenger Dies After Crash with Police Cruiser

An airport shuttle collided with a Sunny Isles Beach Police car, killing a shuttle passenger early this morning in Miami Beach, police said.

The intersection of 71st Street and Abbott Avenue was closed from the time of the crash at 3:50 a.m. until rescue crews cleared up the wreckage at 10 a.m, the Miami Herald reported.

En route to Miami International Airport, the SuperShuttle van was on 71st Street, and the police cruiser was transporting a suspect south on Abbott.

One shuttle passenger died at Jackson's Ryder Trauma Center later this morning, Miami Beach Police said. 

Police have not disclosed the names of the crash victims or who caused the collision.

The officer was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center for minor injuries, police said.

The suspect in the cruiser was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, cleared with no injuries, and then taken to jail.

The Miami Beach Police department is handling the remaining investigation.

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