(CNN) — A man has been arrested in the deaths of five people, all under the age of 25, who were killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in Miami-Dade County, Florida, according to authorities.
Maiky Simeon, 30, was arrested on multiple charges of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Simeon had been speeding in the opposite direction for at least a mile before allegedly colliding with a vehicle head-on, according to an affidavit. All five passengers in that vehicle died.
According to the affidavit, “there were no skid marks prior to the collision” and no “evidence on the road to indicate that the defendant took any evasive action to avoid the crash.”
CNN has not been able to determine if Simeon has an attorney.
Four women and a man between the ages of 18 and 25 were in the Honda, according to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho.
“All 5 died at the scene as a result of the collision,” he said in an email to CNN earlier. “The wrong-way driver (adult male) was airlifted to Ryder Trauma with serious injuries.”
The names of the victims will not be released immediately, Camacho said, since “this is now a criminal investigation.”
Simeon remains hospitalized and will be booked into jail once he is released, according to the highway patrol.
Cops are awaiting a toxicology report “to determine if there were any influencing factors,” the highway patrol said in a statement. If Simeon was under the influence of any substance at the time of the crash, more could be filed. charges.
The westbound lanes of State Highway 826, where the crash occurred, were closed for about seven hours, according to Camacho.