Fatal crash in Miami Beach snarls afternoon traffic

A fatal crash near the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel has snarled afternoon traffic.

The accident, which left one man dead, happened before 4 p.m. at around 44th Street and Collins Avenue in mid-Beach, according to Miami Beach police.

Police were asking drivers to avoid the area because all lanes from 41st to 46th streets — except for one northbound lane — were closed.

No further details on the crash were immediately available.