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For Immediate Release:
November 28, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Robin Pinkard

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Traffic Fatality
Case #: PD121201456708
Date & Time of Occurrence: 12/01/2012 at 7:25 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: Miami International Airport
  Miami, Florida
Driver #1:
Driver Name: Ramon Ferreiro, (W/M)
Driver DOB: 11/14/1965
Driver Age: 47
Driver Address: 10790 SW 3 St, #11
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Serafin Castillo, (W/M)
Deceased DOB: 10/12/1926
Deceased Age: 86
Deceased Address: 11211 NW 2 Ter
  Miami, Florida
Deceased Description: Deceased on scene
Deceased #2:
Deceased Name: Francisco Urana, (W/M)
Deceased DOB: 07/24/1956
Deceased Age: 56
Deceased Address: 14342 SW 2 Ter
  Miami, Florida
Deceased Description: Deceased at the hospital
Deceased #3:
Deceased Name: Gliceria Emerida Garcia , (W/F)
Deceased DOB: 05/13/1937
Deceased Address: 880 S.W 129th Place
  Miami , Florida
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 1999 Van Hool
Vehicle Description: 32 passengers (total). Capacity: 57 passengers

Traffic Fatality (Update #3)

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

 The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit continues to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at Miami International Airport.  According to investigators, the bus driver was not familiar with the surrounding areas of the airport and mistakenly entered the airport.  The driver attempted to enter the lower concourse and the bus did not meet the height requirements causing the bus to impact the overpass.  Responding Miami-Dade Police units immediately began to remove injured passengers through a window until Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units arrived.  One passenger was pronounced deceased on the scene and a total of thirty-one (31) passengers were transported to local hospitals with injuries.  A second passenger succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  The driver sustained minor injuries and is being interviewed by investigators. 

Total Passengers: 32
Total Transported: 31
Total Deceased: 2 (One on scene and one at the hospital)



The deceased passengers and driver have been identified and are listed above.  Investigators have also confirmed that the bus was chartered by a congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and was headed towards West Palm Beach for an assembly.  No charges have been filed at this time.

No further information will be available for release at this time.


An additional passenger has died at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH).  She has been identified and is listed above.   


The driver, Ramon Ferreiro, has been arrested and charged with 3 counts of vehicular homicide / reckless manner for his involvement in the fatal crash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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