The I-95 highway in Miami, where the accident occurred.
A man who authorities said drove the wrong way down a Miami highway and caused a multi-car crash allegedly put his girlfriend before getting in his car.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Alex Camacho told CBS4 that the man, who as Ronald William Ferguson, was possibly under the influence of drugs before he drove away in his Kia SUV and caused the crash, which resulted in the death of at least one person.
The 27-year-old was arguing with his girlfriend shortly before the incident on the highway has occurred. The woman, who has not yet been identified, told the authorities that she and Ferguson were at home when he was paranoid and told her that “people were watching him” and that she “needed to leave.”
Shortly after he allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed her twice, once on the left side of her neck and back on her left arm, according to the news station.
The woman ran to another room and closed the door, that Ferguson went to kick down, she claimed. When she started screaming, he left, getting into his car.
The couple’s one-year-old daughter was home during the argument, although ABC10 reported that a witness who was also present during the incident kept the baby safe in a separate room until the police arrived.
Ferguson’s girlfriend was taken to a local medical center where she was treated for her injuries.
After the argument, Ferguson began to drive northbound in a southbound express lane on I-95 in Miami, Camacho told CBS4.
“A number of our troops patrolling in the area saw the vehicle driving at high speed in a reckless manner,” he said. “Troopers also via the radio in our dispatch center and tried to get vehicle to stop him.”
For a stop, the man who allegedly collided with four other drivers, hitting a male driver with cup, Camacho said. That driver, who has not yet been identified, died on scene.
The authorities then took Ferguson to a local trauma center where he was treated for a broken arm. None of the other directors involved required medical attention.
“This is a tragic scene,” Camacho said. “Someone lost their life, and they were just commuting on the right way when they were struck by someone who went the wrong way.”
So far, Ferguson is charged with a qualified battery with a deadly weapon. He is expected to face additional charges in relation to the crash.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.