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Vernon Wellington

Miami Beach, FL

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Feb 29, 2008
 
Tonight February 29th, 2008 at 10:15pm a gray modified toyota supra was stopped on Mcarthur Causeway by the miami beach police. The driver decided to run from the police. At the turn leading up to the Biscayne exit, the driver lost control of the car, smashed in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer and a yellow cab. Then flipped his vehicle throwing the passenger from the vehicle. I narrowly avoided the collision but saw the passenger in the middle lane not moving. For anyone heading to south beach tonight, the Mcarthur has been closed heading west for an indetermined period of time. Just wanted to let everyone know about the traffic conditions and the fact that there has been another tragedy on Miami Beach.
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Mar 2, 2008
 
Vernon Wellington wrote:
Tonight February 29th, 2008 at 10:15pm a gray modified toyota supra was stopped on Mcarthur Causeway by the miami beach police. The driver decided to run from the police. At the turn leading up to the Biscayne exit, the driver lost control of the car, smashed in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer and a yellow cab. Then flipped his vehicle throwing the passenger from the vehicle. I narrowly avoided the collision but saw the passenger in the middle lane not moving. For anyone heading to south beach tonight, the Mcarthur has been closed heading west for an indetermined period of time. Just wanted to let everyone know about the traffic conditions and the fact that there has been another tragedy on Miami Beach.
were you a witness to the accident?
Rob

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Mar 2, 2008
 
RIP TO MY HOMIE MAYKEL WHO WAS THE PASSANGER IN THE CAR GOD BLESS THE DEAD
Vernon Wellington

Miami Beach, FL

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Mar 2, 2008
 
I was a witness to the car accident. I am just pissed that the news was not on top of it more. I checked online for hours afterwards and did not find anything about it. That is south beach for you.
Lex

Miami, FL

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Mar 4, 2008
 
it is crazy that the news didnt put the accident on the news and try to spread out the storry and help catch the dirt bag that did this to maykel ... i hope the people involved in this tragic accident get caught and let god and the law take care of them ... maykel was a fuuny guy and a great friend ... it sucks that all the scum of the earth live and the great poeple in this world get there life cut short ...
RIP to maykel and god protect his friends and family ... i hope this is the last time i loose a friend so soon .... to those involve u will get caught one way or the other and i hope those involved share the same pain we all did when we lost a great friend
Jenice

Fort Wayne, IN

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Vernon Wellington wrote:
Tonight February 29th, 2008 at 10:15pm a gray modified toyota supra was stopped on Mcarthur Causeway by the miami beach police. The driver decided to run from the police. At the turn leading up to the Biscayne exit, the driver lost control of the car, smashed in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer and a yellow cab. Then flipped his vehicle throwing the passenger from the vehicle. I narrowly avoided the collision but saw the passenger in the middle lane not moving. For anyone heading to south beach tonight, the Mcarthur has been closed heading west for an indetermined period of time. Just wanted to let everyone know about the traffic conditions and the fact that there has been another tragedy on Miami Beach.
RIP Maykel! I love you and you will never be forgotten in my heart! It kills me to know such a great friend is now gone. I still have the spongebob you made me.. ALWAYS!
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Mar 5, 2008
 
Lex wrote:
it is crazy that the news didnt put the accident on the news and try to spread out the storry and help catch the dirt bag that did this to maykel ... i hope the people involved in this tragic accident get caught and let god and the law take care of them ... maykel was a fuuny guy and a great friend ... it sucks that all the scum of the earth live and the great poeple in this world get there life cut short ...
RIP to maykel and god protect his friends and family ... i hope this is the last time i loose a friend so soon .... to those involve u will get caught one way or the other and i hope those involved share the same pain we all did when we lost a great friend
do you know if maybe those were his good friends in the car with him
.did you also know that driving drunk was very common for maykel.yes one of the nicest people ive ever met but also very reckless.rip i wish all these guys involved would of made a better choice and he would still be here.and if you could ask him right now are the two other people scum.he would tell you they are my very close friends.
drive safe

Miami, FL

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Mar 6, 2008
 
people remember this is all very tragic it has affected many lives.you guys posting all these negative comments know very well it could have been any one of us.iwas with him on halloween.and was very worried about him .i tried to hangout with him as long as i could.we went to eat at ginos i told the pizza guy to take extra long so maybe he could get a little sober before driving home.and the truth is we dont really know who was driving.try to understand that two more lives are at stake here.his very good friends that are suffering greatly.maybe even never recover from this.i hope none of us that knew him or the others involved ever,have to go thru this ever again.please be more compasionate.
leo

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#9
Mar 6, 2008
 
has any of the witnesses gone to the police to say who the driver was?
Michele

Cape Coral, FL

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Mar 20, 2008
 
Jenice wrote:
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RIP Maykel! I love you and you will never be forgotten in my heart! It kills me to know such a great friend is now gone. I still have the spongebob you made me.. ALWAYS!
I'm a little confuse why you say "the police did not catch the dirt bag who this to Maykel." Can you please explain. I have heard many different versions of the story. Can you please clarify your statement. Thanks..:)
Michele

Cape Coral, FL

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Mar 20, 2008
 
drive safe wrote:
people remember this is all very tragic it has affected many lives.you guys posting all these negative comments know very well it could have been any one of us.iwas with him on halloween.and was very worried about him .i tried to hangout with him as long as i could.we went to eat at ginos i told the pizza guy to take extra long so maybe he could get a little sober before driving home.and the truth is we dont really know who was driving.try to understand that two more lives are at stake here.his very good friends that are suffering greatly.maybe even never recover from this.i hope none of us that knew him or the others involved ever,have to go thru this ever again.please be more compasionate.
I believe Maykel was not driving. I am sadden to hear he enjoy drinking heavily and as you state he was reckless. Yet, apparently you are not aware he was not driving the vehicle, he was the passenger in the vehicle and yes you are absolutely correct these were his friends and maybe everyone here commenting should be more compasionate towards the others who lived. I do ask how compasionate can you be to someone who decided to not obey the law and cause this terrible accident. What about Maykel's parents, his sister, and his entire family who are hurting, and knowing they can bring him back and the pain will always be there.
Vernon

Las Vegas, NV

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#12
Oct 4, 2008
 
Sorry, I have been away for a while and not participated in the post but the individual who died was not driving the car. I know as a witness to the accident and seeing the individuals in the car as they passed me and when he was thrown from the car that it was definitely the passenger that passed away.
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#13
Mar 3, 2009
 
This is for Vernon Wellington: if you witnessed this crash please contact the Florida Highway Patrol in Miami. FHP is looking for any witnesses that may have seen this crash. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Apr 5, 2009
 
FHP is still looking for witnesses to this crash. Vernon Wellington--please contact the Florida Highway Patrol in Miami if you witnessed the crash. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Hol

Miami, FL

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#15
Feb 21, 2010
 
Drinking and driving - even if you are a passenger in the car still equals the most lethal cocktail = DEATH. I saw the results of this accident after it happened and it made me sick. I drive every day to work on the causeway and see at least one fatal accident every month. THANK GOD THIS TIME NO INNOCENT DRIVERS WERE HURT.
Vernon Wellington

Mount Pleasant, SC

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Nov 14, 2010
 
I have not been on the site in years and checked back to find that the Florida Highway Patrol years after the accident was still looking for witnesses and had even posted here that they needed me to contact them. Does anyone know if this case has been settled or do I need to still try and contact the FHP as a witness?

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