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For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
azabaleta@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

***** UPDATE *****

   
Topic: Traffic Fatality
Case #: PD130812296615
Date & Time of Occurrence: 08/12/2013 at 9:20 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: N.W. 6700 Block & N.W. 12 Street (Perimeter Road)
  Miami, Florida
   
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Roberto Manuel Baluja, (W/M)
Deceased DOB: 01/26/1942
Deceased Age: 71
Deceased Address: 4800 N.W. 5 Street
  Miami, Florida
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Honda Civic


Traffic Fatality (Update #1)


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a traffic crash that resulted in a fatality.  According to investigators, officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a canal.  The officers located the vehicle and with the assistance of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue divers, they were able to confirm a person deceased inside.  It appears the vehicle was traveling westbound on N.W. 12 Street (Perimeter Road) and as it approached the curve it drove off the roadway into the embankment.  The cause of the traffic crash is unclear at this time, pending medical examiner's report.  

UPDATE #1: The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Roberto Manuel Baluja.


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com 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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