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Two construction workers lost their lives Sunday morning after an accident on the southbound express lane of Interstate 95 in Miami, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and Miami Fire Rescue were called to the scene just north of NW 62nd Street at around 3:20 a.m.

According to workers on the scene, the two men were repairing drainage pipes in a trench when a concrete barrier fell on them. The trench was in the center median.

Miami Fire Rescue worked with the construction company and used heavy equipment to lift the concrete so the workers could be moved. The express lane was shut down until 10 a.m. while the operation was completed.

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12 people, including 11 cruise passengers, were killed in a bus crash in Mexico’s Yucatán region. Officials said the tour bus flipped on a two-lane highway in what is being called one of the deadliest accidents involving a cruise ship excursion. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities suspect the driver was speeding.

According to new sources, the crash occurred after 9:30 a.m. on December 19. 27 tourists bought shore excursion tickets to see the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. The tourists were passengers aboard the Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Equinox. Both ships are owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which is based in Miami, Florida.

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Scott Becker of Miami, Florida is suing American Airlines for physical and psychological injuries he allegedly sustained during an emergency evacuation of a Boeing 767 that caught fire at O’Hare International Airport before its scheduled takeoff for Miami on October 28, 2016.

In a lawsuit filed on June 13 in Miami, Becker, 47, alleges the airline failed to ensure the jetliner was properly maintained and negligently failed “to provide proper assistance, supervision and instruction in the evacuation.” The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000 in damages, including legal fees for “personal and bodily injuries, both physical and psychological in nature;” pain and suffering; disability; medical bills; lost earnings; and past and future emotional distress.

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Wendell Shepherd, a Broward, Florida detention deputy, was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly ran over a parking lot security guard’s foot while searching for a lost cell phone. Shepherd, 43, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. It is not clear whether he has been granted bail bond or enlisted the services of an attorney.

According to news reports, the incident occurred late on Sunday evening at Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida. A police officer reportedly witnessed the event. The name of the victim has not been released; it is not clear whether the victim or their family will be seeking damages. He reportedly suffered from a broken ankle.

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Miami Public Schools bus driver Eletha D. Perry reportedly crashed a bus full of children into three parked vehicles while driving her regular route on April 17. No injuries were reported and no charges have been filed.

Perry, 55, received a citation for driving without a proper license and inattentive driving. The first citation will reportedly be withdrawn because her issue with a driver’s license has since been resolved.

According to the collision report, the crash occurred on East Central Avenue last Monday afternoon. Perry was reportedly traveling east in a 2013 Blue Bird school bus when she leaned over to adjust the radio.

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