Man killed, Hialeah officer injured in crash

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 07:40:00 PM EST
Hialeah police car crash

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HIALEAH, Fla. -

A South Florida vehicle crash left a man dead and an on-duty police officer seriously injured.

Hialeah police say Officer Robert Morales and 36-year-old Amado Arcia Lapido collided early Friday morning at the intersection of West Eight and 49th streets.  Both men were airlifted to a Miami hospital, where Lapido died. Morales was listed in serious condition Friday evening.

A witness told investigators that the officer had a green light when he entered the intersection. The investigation is ongoing.

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