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For Immediate Release:
August 19, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin

Topic: Traffic Fatality
Case #: PD160819313939
Date & Time of Occurrence: 08/19/2016 at 12:54 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 14878 SW 42 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Alejandro Diaz , (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 07/12/1992
Deceased's Age: 24
Deceased's Address: 4301 SW 159 Path
  Miami, Florida
Deceased's Description: Driver of vehicle involved in crash
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Traffic Fatality

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal crash that resulted in the driver losing his life.

Investigators say that a Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Alejandro Diaz, was traveling westbound SW 42 Street at a high rate of speed.  Mr. Diaz lost control of his vehicle causing it to slide into the rear of the home located at 14878 SW 42 Terrace.  The vehicle then collided into a concrete pillar at the home and coming to a rest against a wooden fence.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the driver deceased.

Investigators are not discarding the possibility of alcohol and/or drugs being involved.

The investigation continues...


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